"De Anza students have documented over 200 wildlife species that cross Coyote Valley, located in southeastern San Jose between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Diablo Range," said [De Anza environmental studies professor] Julie Phillips. "Their work has been pivotal in influencing decision makers to conserve the area."De Anza also recognized CGF for partnering with students in this project. CGF has fought for years to preserve Coyote Valley as open space.
"[We were] fighting for Coyote Valley when we didn't have a lot of hope," said Brian Schmidt, who was acknowledged for his advocacy with the Committee for Green Foothills. "This is an honor being associated with it."Read the full article at: http://www.lavozdeanza.com/features/environmental-studies-program-influences-local-conservation-1.2877701#.T9-ScLXZCSo