Bay Area Greenprint

APA California Chapter, Northern Section


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. PDT

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The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Greenbelt Alliance, the American Farmland Trust (AFT) and the Bay Area Open Space Council (BAOSC) have collaboratively developed a toolkit that will support improved conservation-focused policy for local and regional planning in the Bay Area. The Bay Area Greenprint includes:


a) a core method for evaluating places as to their conservation/ecosystem services values;

b) a web-based tool allowing users to explore and report on these values for particular areas, and possibly test different scenarios;

c) data and GIS tools that can be used by planners, consultants and advocates with technical capacity to apply the Greenprint methods to planning processes; and

d) an educational program to promote the use of this toolkit, possibly including seminars and other approaches to enabling key people to more actively apply conservation to their planning decisions.


The Bay Area Greenprint launch event is intended to educate potential users about the feature of the tool by:

a) demonstrating the toolkit to potential users through live use cases;

b) providing an opportunity for potential users to ask questions of the toolkit developers;

c) showing potential users how to build it into their workflow; and

d) leveraging partners from rapid assessments, pilots, and the science advisors.

In the coming months, the Bay Area Greenprint may be integrated into several regional programs. Come be among the first of your colleagues to experience how this new online toolkit helps you integrate the most current natural resource data earlier on in your planning processes to improve the Bay Area's vibrant environment, economy and regional character.

Register at this link by 5pm on June 18. Registration is free and lunch is provided.


Carrie Schloss

Carrie Schloss is a Spatial Data Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, California Read More

Dick Cameron

Dick Cameron is the Lead Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, California. Read More

Brian Mendenhall

Brian Mendenhall is a Project Manager at the Santa Clara Valley Water District Read More

Troy Rahmig

Troy Rahmig is a Conservation Biologist and Manager at ICF. Read More

Dan Rademacher

Dan Rademacher is the Executive Director at GreenInfo Network. Read More

Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson is the Director of Conservation, Science, and Innovation at the Bay Area Open Space Council. Read More

Matt Gerhart

Invited Speaker

Matt Gerhart is the Bay Area Program Manager for the State Coastal Conservancy. Read More

Neelima Palacherla

Invited Speaker

Neelima Palacherla is the Executive Officer of the Local Agency Formation Commission of Santa Clara County. Read More

Liz O’Donoghue

Invited Speaker

Liz O’Donoghue is the Director of Infrastructure and Land Use at The Nature Conservancy, California Read More

Kirk Girard

Invited Speaker

Kirk Girard is the Director of Planning and Development for the County of Santa Clara. Read More

Keary Smith

Invited Speaker

Keary Smith is the GIS Manager for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Read More

Contact Info

Christa Cassidy, ccassidy@TNC.ORG