Mountain Area Preservation (MAP)
- Environment, Sustainability
- Chamber Member
Advocating for open space and smart community planning since 1987, MAP believes that mountain communities must create balance between accommodating new growth and protecting the forests, streams and vistas that enrich our lives and sustain our tourism economy.
By embracing smart growth principles, MAP seeks to assure that new growth avoids critical environmental areas, protects water and air quality and recycles already disturbed lands with in-fill development as opposed to sprawling into valued open space.
MAP works in the greater Truckee region which extends from Donner Summit to the Nevada State line and from the Lake Tahoe Rim to Hobart Mills Road.
Map seeks to protect open space in two ways.
1. Within Truckee’s downtown core, we are working to create more open space in the form of 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.
We are located in the Tin Can building at 10116 Jibboom Street in historic, downtown Truckee. The building to the east of Coffee Bar.