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MCL is one of the county’s most respected and effective environmental organizations, successfully pursuing its unique mission to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural assets of Marin County for the public. MCL remains vigilant, ensuring that Marin’s natural assets and resources are protected through prudent action, including acquisition, advocacy, and conservation. By serving as the countywide authority on environmental policy, MCL studies and analyzes issues; proposes policies; educates and mobilizes citizens; and monitors outcomes. Issues are tracked by MCL's Issues Committees, which make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

For summaries of current issues, and MCL's position and/or correspondence, please visit the links below. Can't find the issue you are looking for? Try the "Search" box in the top right corner of this page. For completed projects or dormant issues, please visit our Issues Archive. To learn more about the history of MCL and its early land acquisition and  preservation efforts, visit our Successes page.

Climate Change and Energy

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Marin Clean Energy

Solar Photo-Voltaic Facilities
State of California Legislation and Issues
      SB 32 and SB 350
BAAQMD: Spare the Air-Cool the Climate, Abby Young, Air District Climate Protection Team

Fire and Environment

MCL Policies for Vegetation Management to Reduce Wildfire Risk
Ecologically Sound Practices for Vegetation Management - Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority 
Regional Forest and Fiire Capacity Grant Program

Land Use, Planning and TransportationLone Palm Housing Project

MCL Marin Voice: Ag is vital to PRNS

MCL Agriculture Policy

A.B. 2909 Small Poultry Producer Protection Act
Inclusion of Animal Slaughter Uses in 2017 Development Code Amendments
Binford Road (Novato) Storage Facility Precise Development Plan
California Coastal Commission
Civic Center Drive, San Rafael
Coast Guard Housing in Pt. Reyes Station
Corte Madera Inn Rebuild Project
Costco Fuel Facility
Easton Point/Martha Co. (Tiburon)
Gnoss Field (Novato)
Golden Gate Baptist Seminary (Strawberry)
Grady Ranch
Highway 101 / Greenbrae Interchange project
Housing Policy
H.R. 6687
  H.R. 6687 FAQs
Local Coastal Plan Update
Marin General Hospital Replacement Project
Measure B - Permanent Marin Farmers' Market
Novato Urban Growth Boundary
NCRA (North Coast Railroad Authority)
Pacheco Valle (Southern Novato)
Redwood Landfill
SB 375 and Plan Bay Area
San Rafael Airport
San Rafael Corporate Center
San Rafael Manufactured Gas Plant, 999 Third St.
San Rafael Transit Center
Sir Francis Drake rehab
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART)
Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM)
Tree planting along Highway 101
Whalers Point 

Parks and Open SpaceChina Camp State Park

California State Parks
Coastal Commission, conditional concurrence Pt. Reyes Nat'l Seashore & North District GGNRA 
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Dog Management Plan
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, GGNRA General Management Plan
Greenwood Ave, San Rafael

Marin Conservation League Road Trail Policy for
Marin Public Lands and Open Space

Marin County Parks
Mountain Bikes in Wilderness Areas
National Park Service
National Park Service Air Tour Management Plan
Point Reyes National Seashore, Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan
San Geronimo Valley Golf Course 
Trail Partners Marin County 

Water, Wetlands and Watersheds

Bay Delta Conservation Plan
California Water Action Plan
Corte Madera Creek Flood Control Project
Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP)Spawning Coho salmon
Marin Municipal Water District

MCL Position on Water Supply and Distribution

North Marin Water District
Novato Zone 1 Flood Control
Proposition 68 Support
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission
SB 1017 Sustainable Swordfish & Marine Life Protection Act
Stream Conservation Area Ordinance
Tidal Marshes and Wetlands 

General Environmental Issues

Community Marin 2013
Federal Legislation
County of Marin Regulatory Reform Advisory Committee
Invasive Species and Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Plastic Bags
San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority
Zero Waste

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