Each ecological community or ecosystem roll-up was created by aggregating all of the vegetation and wildlife metrics from individual indicators that were pertinent to that ecosystem. Each individual metric has its own condition, trend, and confidence level as already determined in the individual indicator assessments.
First seen in Marin County in the mid-1990s, Sudden Oak Death (SOD) has resulted in the death of millions of oak and tanoak trees in California and Oregon. This project will examine how different forestry practices affect carbon sequestration, water yield, and reforestation potential in SOD-infested areas.
From naturalist walks and talks, volunteer workdays, immersive summer high school programs, community 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.