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 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.
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.
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.