The Ecological Footprint is a measure of how much land is required for people to live. Not only does this include agriculture land for food, but also natural stock that cleans our air and water and land used for development. That total is our Footprint and biocapacity.
While the Ecological Footprint has been calculated globally, the Global Footprint Network has also analyzed states. Click the report on the left to review California’s biocapacity and what policy makers are doing to alleviate the State’s Footprint.