Community Stewardship Program

Community Stewardship Summary

Through its awe-inspiring landscape, rich biological diversity, and proximity to the communities that surround it, Mt. Tam offers exceptional potential to connect people to the mountain and their natural surroundings. The One Tam Stewardship Program taps into this potential through programs that celebrate Mt. Tam, inspire people, and engage them in the care of Mt. Tam. From naturalist walks and talks, volunteer workdaysimmersive summer high school programscommunity science opportunities, and internships for local youth, our stewardship programs aim to care for Mt. Tam while engaging and deepening the community's relationship to the to the mountain.

The stewardship program, established in the spring of 2015, will engage thousands of individuals each year, from all walks of life, with a particular focus on seniors, under-represented communities, and youth. Relationships developed through these programs will provide a foundation for community dialogue, increased public awareness, and support for Mt. Tam that will extend our legacy of conservation and endure through the generations.

To learn more, visit our volunteer page or our calendar

Community Stewardship Team

Our team is led by two staff, William Hough (whough (at) onetam (dot) org), Community and Youth Program Manager, and Rosa Schneider (rschneider (at) onetam (dot) org), Restoration and Community Science Program Manager. Together, the team provides the basic structure for an adaptable program that we expect to expand and further develop in order to serve the needs of the mountain and the community. Our staff is joined by year-long and seasonal interns. By integrating our interns into all facets of stewardship programming and natural resource management, we aim to provide mentorship and career pathways for young people in the environmental field.

The Stewardship Program provides the framework that will make collaborative care for Mt. Tam possible

Collaborative stewardship includes typical activities like weed control, as well as new ways to engage the community

Through youth stewardship and internship programs, the mountain can be both a classroom and job training tool

Internships will train Marin’s next generation of environmental leaders

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