The principal purposes of this Club are:
- To conserve things animate and inanimate in Marin County, particularly the scenic beauties and fauna of Mt. Tamalpais and its slopes and spurs.
- To build, maintain and protect its footpaths and walking trails for low-impact, non-mechanized use and to support retention of these lands as a public park
- To aid and encourage acquisition of lands as public parks and public open space.
Since 1912, the Tamalpais Conservation Club has served as the Guardian of Mt Tam. Generations of club members, who appreciate the mountain for its unique scenic beauty, have helped to protect Mt Tam from commercial exploitation. Thanks to the many who have participated, today the slopes and spurs of Mt. Tamalpais remain the home to a great diversity of plants, birds, and animals.
The Tamalpais Conservation Club continues to protect and defend Marin and Mt. Tam from current and future threats. Among is ongoing activities, the Tamalpais Conservation Club is active in the public process, aids in the acquisition of open space, acts as a fund raising arm for our State Park and its all-volunteer trail crew works year-round on trail restoration.
Please join the Tamalpais Conservation Club. Your support will help to protect Marin and Mt. Tamalpais for future generations!
Thank you to all who supported Mount Tam Jam!
In association with California State Parks, here is a fun way to help protect Mt. Tam through your participation!
The Tamalpais Conservation Club is celebrating is 101st year, along with the 85th anniversary of Mount Tamalpais State Park and the 100th anniversary of the Sidney B. Cushing Memorial Amphitheater hosting the first music festival in decades. See you next year, June 21, 2014!
The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) is developing its first comprehensive Road and Trail Management Plan (RTMP) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to direct future use and management of roads and trails on MCOSD’s 34 preserves. The RTMP/EIR will employ extensive public involvement, and will incorporate MCOSD’s mission, community preferences, natural resources goals, and the best available science in decision making. Land managers from sister agencies in Marin County also will be engaged to maximize opportunities to serve the Marin County citizens, and to coordinate protection of Marin’s natural lands and important habitats.
Process and Outcomes
The RTMP/EIR will employ a robust, inclusive, transparent public process to study appropriate types and locations of road and trails for public use in the preserves, and analyze relative impacts of alternatives. It will provide direction for future management to achieve the following outcomes and outputs.
1.A fair, desirable, and appropriate range of recreation opportunities – and associated infrastructure – for the public to enjoy the preserves will be determined.
2.The impacts to the natural environment from the modified road and trail network will be acceptable under the California Environmental Quality Act.
3.Conflicts among users will be minimized.
The road and trail network’s foreseeable construction, maintenance, and enforcement responsibilities will be financially feasible.
Public involvement will be critical to the success of the RTMP/EIR process. MCOSD will host public workshops at key stages of the process to solicit input, convey information, and to bring divergent interests together to resolve differences. Below is information about the first round of public workshops for the RTMP/EIR process, including dates, locations, and agendas. Additional documents will be placed here as the process unfolds. Throughout the development and implementation of the RTMP/EIR, MCOSD will work closely with stakeholders, neighborhood and community groups, and the general public to ensure information sharing and transparency in the development and implementation of the RTMP/EIR.