Protect Open Space


Mountain Area Preservation seeks to protect open space in two ways:

  1. Within the Truckee-Tahoe region, we are working to create more open space, parks and public gathering places that are linked by readily accessible pedestrian paths and bikeways.
  2. On a regional level, our efforts are focused on protecting biologically sensitive land for the benefits of wildlife, watershed management and passive recreation like bicycling or hiking. Unlike our local land trust, we do not purchase land. Rather, we create opportunities for open space acquisitions by working with property owners, developers, local residents, skilled biologists and land use planners to identify the location of these biologically sensitive lands and assure they are not lost to development.

Our Core Values

Fairness – M.A.P. believes that people deserve equal opportunities to have their voice heard and considered.
Courage – M.A.P. is willing to address difficult issues that others may not because of our belief in the importance of our mission.
Excellence –
The quality of our work shall meet the highest possible standard, as should anything done in and around Truckee.
Problem Solving –
M.A.P. is creative, nimble, and flexible. It is open minded and willing to  consider a wide range of approaches to solving problems.
Responsibility –
M.A.P. believes that those of us fortunate enough to live, work, or play here have a responsibility to future generations to leave it better than we found it.
Community –
M.A.P. strengthens the community by consistently participating in the public process, providing the public with information and by being an example to others.
Respect –
We treat each other with respect as well as those with whom we work, even if we disagree.
Participation –
Those that wish to influence a decision must participate in its deliberations and activities.