"What if, before paradise was paved over for a parking lot, there was the Greenprint? What if the parking lot developer discovered that the land he/she was considering for the parking lot provided groundwater recharge, habitat for sensitive species, sequestered carbon, and hosted a recreational trail?" Last week, people from planning and infrastructure agencies, environmental and conservation organizations, the private sector and academia heard quotes like these at the Bay Area Greenprint Launch Event and workshopped the tool.
The Greenprint is a one-stop shop for conservation data in the Bay Area. It vacuums up all the data from across the region into one tool that reveals the costs and trade offs of developing natural and agricultural lands to users. And it helps people from many disciplines easily discover and understand the region's natural benefits and inherent values.
The #BAGreenprint is a collaboration of @nature_org @americanfarmlandtrust @bayareaopenspace @greenbeltalliance @greeninfonetwork along with sponsorship provided by @ca_coastal and funding from the S.D Bechtel Foundation.