Jepson – Johnstone Trail – Lover’s Lost

Jepson – Johnstone Trail – Lover’s Lost

Signup – Meetup

Signup Details:

  • Registration will be handled in Meetup online or with the app. Sign ups to Meetup are free for participants using your Google, Apple, or Facebook account or by using an email address.
  • You must also digitally sign the CNPS waiver with WaiverSign. New! You only need to sign the waiver for Marin CNPS events once in 2024. 2024 Marin CNPS WaiverSign Link
  • This field trip is limited to 20 participants. Please only sign up if you plan to attend.
  • Contact the leader with any questions.

Tomales Bay State Park has botanical treasures any time of the year, from the Zen-like environ­ment of the bishop pine forest through mixed hard­woods to ledum swamps and decomposed granite beaches along the bay. Bring your mushroom identification books along too.

Be prepared: Recall the plight of the couple who wandered from this trail on Valentine’s Day 2020 and were lost for over a week. To avoid their fate, please stock your packs with the essential equipment for any hike:

  • navigation (map & cell phone);
  • food & water;
  • protection from sun, rain, and wind (dress in layers w/sturdy shoes);
  • first aid kit;
  • emergency whistle;
  • helpful extras: shelter (space blanket), headlamp, knife, and fire (matches).

Meet at the small unmarked parking area at the top of the Jepson Trail, which is located just south of the entrance to Tomales Bay State Park on Pierce Point Rd. To get there from central Marin, go out Sir Francis Drake Blvd., several miles past Inverness. At the fork in the road, bear right onto Pierce Point Rd., and go approximately one mile to the parking area. If you see the entrance sign to Tomales Bay State Park (Heart’s Desire), you have gone too far, so turn around and go back 200 yards. Heavy rain cancels. Call Ann

California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection Vegetation Treatment Program Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report

In April 2013 the Marin chapter submitted comments on the California State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection Vegetation Treatment Program Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Report. The Chapter criticized the report for taking a one-size-fits-all approach to fire management that ignored the uniqueness of Marin’s Mt. Tamalpais that with its unique assemblage of plant species is a biological hotspot for California and the world. The report is also seriously deficient due to a lack of specificity which leads the report to the faulty conclusion that there will be no significant environmental impacts from a program to clear more than 2,000,000 acres of incredibly diverse ecosystem per decade. Chapter comments included a number of questions including seeking the justification for proposing to increase burning by 36% and why the report failed to emphasize land-use planning and making defensible space.

Marin CNPS comments on Cal Fire DPEIR for Vegetation Treatment Program