Marin County Parks and Open Space Department

Every day, Marin County Parks and Open Space staff is working on a variety of projects to take good care of our parks, preserves, trails, and recreational facilities.

Bolinas Lagoon Ecosystem Restoration Project

The Bolinas Lagoon Ecosystem Restoration Project aims to ameliorate adverse human impacts to the lagoon, thereby promoting the natural, dynamic, geologically evolutionary processes of this internationally recognized estuarine environment. MORE

Bolinas Lagoon North End Project

The North End Wetland Enhancement and Sea Level Rise Adaptation Project is the result of a culmination of over 20 years of active participation and contributions from the communities of Bolinas and Stinson Beach. MORE

Inclusive Access Plan

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) is developing its first Inclusive Access Plan to increase the overall equitability of access to County open space and give visitors increased flexibility in how they make use of the preserves according to their own abilities. MORE

Marin Wildlife Picture Index Project

A solution to the difficulties surrounding wildlife monitoring has evolved over time as new technologies have emerged and sampling techniques have been refined in the world of conservation biology. The Wildlife Picture Index Project (WPI) is internationally used and recognized as a method of passively collecting reliable, accurate, and rigorous wildlife data across many levels of the food chain on the landscape scale. MORE

Road and Trail Projects

A science-based, public inclusive, comprehensive plan to address the complex challenges of Marin County's Open Space District preserves' roads and trails. MORE

Road and Trail Management Plan/EIR

The Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) is initiating the development of its first comprehensive Road and Trail Management Plan (RTMP) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to direct future use and management of roads and trails on the District’s 34 preserves. MORE

San Geronimo Valley Upland Habitat Restoration

San Geronimo Creek watershed provides some of the best remaining habitat for Coho salmon in California. Habitat protection and enhancement begins with the collaborative stewardship of watershed lands and drainages that feed the San Geronimo Creek. MORE

Vegetation and Biodiversity Management Plan

The Marin County Open Space District is developing a Vegetation and Biodiversity Management Plan to direct resource management efforts, on MCOSD’s 34 preserves, for the purposes of maintaining and increasing biodiversity, while reducing the risk of wildfire. MORE

Vegetation and Biodiversity Projects

Marin County departments have an important role in minimizing pollutants at county facilities. The county's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program helps reduce pesticide use and protect the health of the public and environment. Marin County Parks is responsible for managing the IPM program. MORE