Roads and trails can have an adverse impact on open spaces. For example, they can add sediment to streams, create visual scars, fragment habitat, and contribute to the spread of invasive plants. In order to address and improve the extensive trail and road network acquired through their public land acquisitions and alleviate impacts to sensitive resources while advocating for public use and enjoyment, the Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD) developed its first Road and Trail Management Plan.
As part of the consultant team, Wildscape Engineering provided technical analysis in the areas of hydrology, road and trail BMPs, and water quality during the development of the district’s Roads and Trail Management Plan and corresponding environmental documentation.
Wildscape identified and prioritized water quality improvement opportunities throughout MCOSD’s 34 park preserves based on the following mapped attributes:
Wildscape provided the hydrology, water quality, geology, and soils analysis for the supporting Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The Final Road and Trail Management Plan and EIR were adopted in December 2014.