Measuring the health of Mt. Tam

Maintaining a healthy, vibrant and diverse Mt. Tam begins with understanding how key ecological resources are faring, and how we can better care for this iconic and beloved place.

One Tam partners and Bay Area scientists have come together to try to answer the question: How healthy are Mt. Tam's natural resources?

Ecological Processes and Stressors

Measuring the health of Mt. Tam

Maintaining a healthy, vibrant and diverse Mt. Tam begins with understanding how key ecological resources are faring, and how we can better care for this iconic and beloved place.

One Tam partners and Bay Area scientists have come together to try to answer the question: How healthy are Mt. Tam's natural resources?

Coast Redwood Communities

Summary

Old-growth coast redwood forest communities are doing well, but second-growth redwood forests, which make up the majority of the redwood forests on Mt. Tam are in Fair condition with an overall Declining trend.

Measuring the health of Mt. Tam

Maintaining a healthy, vibrant and diverse Mt. Tam begins with understanding how key ecological resources are faring, and how we can better care for this iconic and beloved place.

One Tam partners and Bay Area scientists have come together to try to answer the question: How healthy are Mt. Tam's natural resources?

Open-canopy Oak Woodland Communities

Summary

Open-canopy oak woodlands are in Fair condition, with a Declining trend, mostly due to invasive species, Sudden Oak Death, and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) encroachment.

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Measuring the health of Mt. Tam

Maintaining a healthy, vibrant and diverse Mt. Tam begins with understanding how key ecological resources are faring, and how we can better care for this iconic and beloved place.

One Tam partners and Bay Area scientists have come together to try to answer the question: How healthy are Mt. Tam's natural resources?

Grassland Communities

Summary

Grassland communities on Mt. Tam are in Fair condition with a Declining trend. These areas have been relatively stable based on a recently assessed baseline for the total extent of grassland communities. However, Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and coyote brush (Baccharis pilularis) recruitment into the edges and interior of some grassland patches mean that the overall patch size and number of large patches is below the desired condition. The presence and relative dominance of invasive, non-native grasses and forbs is further causing grassland habitat quality decline.

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Measuring the health of Mt. Tam

Maintaining a healthy, vibrant and diverse Mt. Tam begins with understanding how key ecological resources are faring, and how we can better care for this iconic and beloved place.

One Tam partners and Bay Area scientists have come together to try to answer the question: How healthy are Mt. Tam's natural resources?

Shrubland Communities

Summary

Coastal scrub and chaparral communities are in Good condition with No Change in their overall trend. They have been stable and show no major negative signs from the impacts of ecological stressors that are affecting many of Mt. Tam’s other plant communities such as invasive species, or Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) encroachment. Their extent has remained fairly stable and the have a full complement of associated bird species.

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Measuring the health of Mt. Tam

Maintaining a healthy, vibrant and diverse Mt. Tam begins with understanding how key ecological resources are faring, and how we can better care for this iconic and beloved place.

One Tam partners and Bay Area scientists have come together to try to answer the question: How healthy are Mt. Tam's natural resources?

Ecosystems

Measuring the health of Mt. Tam

Maintaining a healthy, vibrant and diverse Mt. Tam begins with understanding how key ecological resources are faring, and how we can better care for this iconic and beloved place.

One Tam partners and Bay Area scientists have come together to try to answer the question: How healthy are Mt. Tam's natural resources?

Biodiversity

Measuring the health of Mt. Tam

Maintaining a healthy, vibrant and diverse Mt. Tam begins with understanding how key ecological resources are faring, and how we can better care for this iconic and beloved place.

One Tam partners and Bay Area scientists have come together to try to answer the question: How healthy are Mt. Tam's natural resources?

Landscapes

Mt. Tam

Wednesday, December 31, 1969, : Park Stewardship Marin

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Event Type: Educational and Interpretive
Mt. Tam

Wednesday, December 31, 1969, : Park Stewardship Marin

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Event Type: Educational and Interpretive

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