In 2012, as we celebrated our first 40 years, Midpen set out to chart a course for the next 40 years with Imagine the Future of Open Space, an 18-month public vision planning process designed to help focus, inspire and coordinate open space conservation and management on the San Francisco Peninsula, along the San Mateo County Coast and in the South Bay.
The Vision Plan outlines 54 priorities to help fulfill Midpen's mission to acquire and preserve a regional greenbelt of open space land in perpetuity, protect and restore the natural environment, and provide opportunities for ecologically sensitive public enjoyment and education, and our expanded coastal mission to acquire and preserve in perpetuity open space and agricultural land of regional significance, protect and restore the natural environment, preserve rural character, encourage viable agricultural use of land resources, and provide opportunities for ecologically sensitive public enjoyment and education.
The final vision plan bears the handprints of more than 2,200 community members and reflects the values and aspirations of our diverse community.
Connect with Our Regional Environmental Protection Vision
Through a comprehensive community engagement process and a thorough resource assessment, Midpen created a 40-year vision for the future of open space, consisting of 54 priority action portfolios focused on land protection, habitat restoration and low-intensity recreation.
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