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

Invasive Plant Management

Invasive weeds can rapidly dominate a landscape, displace native plants and, as a result, cause significant declines in biodiversity and habitat values. 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 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