SPECIAL REPORT: On Silicon Valley’s coast, cows unite ranchers and open space groups

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW to go to “Cattle Drive,” a multimedia report which explores the ways agriculture and open space groups are working together to keep the farming and ranching industries viable on Silicon Valley’s coast.

In an area with some of the fastest-rising housing and land prices in the country, farmers and ranchers are looking to partnerships to keep their operations alive, and old grievances are slowly fading as new pressures bring together those who work the land and those who would seek to protect it. Through video interviews, data visualizations and shoe-leather reporting, “Cattle Drive” takes a look at a sometimes neglected corner of the Bay Area where food production remains a way of life.

This special report was originally published on April 10, 2014.


Text, images and site design for “Cattle Drive” by Matt Hansen, a 2013-2014 master’s student in the Stanford Journalism Program.


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