Mountain Area Preservation (MAP) is an environmental land use advocacy organization founded in 1987 by local citizens who were concerned that Truckee’s small town, mountain character was being threatened by outside influences with development proposals impacting access to open space and our quality of life in the Sierra Nevada.
MAP’s mission is to preserve the Truckee-Tahoe region’s mountain character and natural environment for present and future generations. Since inception, MAP has worked collaboratively to protect over 5,000 acres of open space in the region, advocate for smart growth development and community benefits, such as workforce housing, alternative transportation, parks, trails and clean natural resources for our community. Created by longtime locals who wanted a voice in determining the future of their community, MAP is truly a grassroots organization.
- Preserve and protect open space in the Truckee-Tahoe region through collaboration, education and stewardship.
- Sustain the authentic mountain character of the area by protecting the diversity of the environment, culture, and economy.
- Advocate for responsible land use decisions and smart growth development in the region.