To unite resources and expertise, coordinate plans, and care for the mountain in a more holistic manner, the four public agencies responsible for Mt. Tam (California State Parks, Marin County Parks, Marin Municipal Water District, and the National Park Service) have teamed with the nonprofit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to form the Tamalpais Lands Collaborative.
Please use the links below to learn more about the TLC’s vision, structure, programs, and projects. See how each agency partner is engaged with the work of the TLC, check out what’s been planned for the year ahead, or review our annual reports and financial updates to learn about what has already been accomplished.
The documents below provide important background information on the formation of the TLC, its structure, how programs and projects are selected, and the agreements among its partners.
- The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative: One Mountain, One Vision (2014)
- Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Structure Diagram (2016)
- The Parks Conservancy in Marin Information Sheet (2015)
Programs & Projects
- TLC Program and Project Criteria and Process Summary
- How Are One Tam and TLC Programs & Projects Accomplished? (Diagram)
- List of Eligible Projects and Programs (updated November 2016)
- Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Memorandum of Understanding
- Cooperative Agreement – Marin Municipal Water District & Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (2014)
- Cooperative Agreement – Marin County Parks & Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (2015)
- Cooperative Agreement – California State Parks & Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (2015)
Learn more about what the TLC has accomplished, and what’s in store for the year ahead.
- The 2015 Approach to Community Engagement, based upon feedback from stakeholder, board, and public meetings and the goals identified in the Five-Year Vision
- One Tam Conservation & Stewardship Programs Update (5/21/15) summarizes capacity building efforts for priority programs
- The 2015 Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Annual Report highlights accomplishments from March 21, 2014 to September 30, 2015 in the areas of projects and programs, awareness and engagement, partnership and collective impact, and philanthropy and investment
- Tam Talk Agenda (2015)
- Tam Talk Displays: Mt. Tam's Challenges, The TLC Approach, 2014-2015 Reflection, The Work Ahead (2015)
- The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative 2016 Proposed Work Plan and Forecasted Funding Plan describes the programs and projects under consideration for 2016
- The 2016 Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Annual Report highlights accomplishments from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016 in the areas of projects and programs, awareness and engagement, partnership and collective impact, and philanthropy and investment
- Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Financial Update ‐ October 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015
- Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Financial Update ‐ October 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015
- Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Financial Update ‐ October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015
- Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Financial Update ‐ October 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015
- Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Financial Update ‐ October 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016
- Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Financial Update ‐ October 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016
- Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Financial Update ‐ October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016
With no existing model for this kind of partnership, the TLC partners are forging new ground as they determine how best to work together for the common good of Mt. Tam, and how to measure the benefits of collaboration.
Researchers have been studying the TLC to understand the strengths and challenges of this new partnership model, and to assess the TLC’s effectiveness and reach. Read more about what they found in the reports below.
- Managing Public Lands for Impact and Sustainability: The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Case Study (2014)
- Developing Landscape-Scale Partnerships: The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Case Study 2 (2015)
The TLC is not a new agency or governing body. All projects and programs proposed for TLC support are subject to review (including environmental compliance), approval, and support through the existing processes of the partner agencies.
The links below will take you to the websites where each agency posts information about meetings, public comment opportunities, and upcoming projects. Where possible, there are also links to past meetings where TLC business was conducted.
- California Department of Parks and Recreation, CEQA Notices
- California Department of Parks and Recreation, Mount Tamalpais State Park
- Marin County Board of Supervisors and Parks & Open Space Commission
- Marin Municipal Water District – Board of Directors
- Marin Municipal Water District – Watershed Committee
- National Park Service
- Golden Gate National Recreation Area - PEPC Planning, Environment & Public Comment
- Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Public Involvement
- Muir Woods National Monument
- Public Meeting: Muir Woods Salmon Habitat Enhancement & Bridge Replacement Project - Sept. 20, 2016
- Redwood Creek Watershed highlighted in Marin Conservation League's Nov/Dec 2016 newsletter
- Redwood Creek Watershed Vision 2003-2016 Accomplishments Report