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Over the past several decades, POST and our partners have made great progress in protecting large areas of core habitat – places where we can experience a sense of wonder and awe, knowing that we share these lands with a remarkable cast of wildlife. More recently, we have added a focus on connecting those areas in order to best support wildlife and the ecosystems they are part of.
As important as it is to protect and connect open space, we also need to make sure that habitats are healthy and robust, and that the landscape is permeable so that wildlife can move safely past infrastructure like roads and railways.
This is why much of our work today is focused on protecting and improving landscape linkages – broad areas of land that support the movement of plants and animals. We often use the term landscape linkage, rather than wildlife corridor, when our focus is on connecting habitats that suit the needs of a full suite of native animals and plants, both now and into the future.
Click on the points below to learn more about the fundamental characteristics that make for a healthy and functional landscape linkage in the Bay Area:
Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) protects and cares for open space, farms and parkland in and around Silicon Valley. Since its founding in 1977, POST has been responsible for saving more than 75,000 acres as permanently protected land in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.