There is so much about Mount Tamalpais—the tallest peak in the Marin coast range—that binds us.
Its natural beauty, and abundant opportunities for adventure and inspiration, bring us together. Its stories and history, intertwined with our own, make us one. Its presence, ever a comfort, is a constant held in common.
Now, we have an approach to the care and stewardship of this community treasure that is just as unifying and all-embracing: the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC).
The TLC brings together the four agencies responsible for the management of Mount Tamalpais and its expansive lands (the National Park Service, California State Parks, Marin Municipal Water District, and Marin County Parks) and a conservation nonprofit (Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy) to combine resources, talent, and know-how for the long-term benefit of the mountain.
On March 21, 2014, these four land management agencies and the Conservancy codified this new partnership by signing a five-party Memorandum of Understanding (PDF, 2.8MB). This historic agreement will allow the agencies to more easily work across boundaries, and outlines the Conservancy’s role as the philanthropic lead for this new initiative.
An Homage to the Past
The TLC builds upon decades of foundational conservation work and public stewardship of Mount Tam by public agencies, nonprofit organizations, conservation leaders, and passionate community members. We stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us, and will work side-by-side with those who continue to care for the mountain today.
A Vision for the Future
With their newly-signed agreement in hand, the land managing partners and the Conservancy have begun to explore how to preserve, enhance, and restore Mount Tam’s ecological, scenic, and historic treasures. Through strengthened partnerships and an energized community of support, the TLC aims to enhance and amplify the impact of:
- Restoration and stewardship projects
- Educational and interpretive programs
- Visitor services
- Recreational experiences
- Volunteer engagement
- Fundraising initiatives
TLC in the News
Get more information about volunteer opportunities and events on Mt. Tam through the links below, and stay tuned for more ways to get involved as the TLC charts a bright new path for Mount Tam—and opens new ways YOU can participate in the conservation of this iconic place.