Finding Aid to the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records, 1961-2001, bulk 1987-1998

Finding Aid written by David Uhlich
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Finding Aid to the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records, 1961-2001, bulk 1987-1998

Collection Number: BANC MSS 2002/90 c

The Bancroft Library



University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California
Finding Aid Written By:
David Uhlich
Date Completed:
December 2012
© 2012 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: Bay Area Ridge Trail Council records
Date (inclusive): 1961-2001,
Date (bulk): bulk 1987-1998
Collection Number: BANC MSS 2002/90 c
Creators : Bay Area Ridge Trail Council
Extent: Number of containers: 13 cartons, 1 oversize box, 17 oversize folders, 7 rolls Linear feet: 24.5
Repository: The Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-6481
Fax: (510) 642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
Abstract: The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a continuous trail along the ridgelines overlooking the San Francisco Bay. The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records consist of files that the organization compiled during approximately the first decade of its existence.
Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records, BANC MSS 2002/90 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Alternate Forms Available

There are no alternate forms of this collection.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council--Archives
Conservation of natural resources--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Greenbelts--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Land use--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Open spaces--California--San Francisco Bay Area
Trails--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Maps
Trails--California--San Francisco Bay Area--Planning
Bay Area Ridge Trail (Calif.)

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records were given to The Bancroft Library by Holly Van Houten in 2002.

Accruals

No additions are expected.

System of Arrangement

Arranged to the folder level.

Processing Information

Processed by David Uhlich.

Biographical Information

The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a continuous trail along the ridgelines overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Inspired by the ideas of former National Park Service Director William Penn Mott, Jr., the council was founded in 1987 by representatives of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Greenbelt Alliance as the "Bay Area Ridge Trail Project". The first trail section was dedicated in 1989, and the council became an independent organization with non-profit status in 1992. The council celebrated the opening of the three-hundredth mile of the Ridge Trail in 2006, with plans for the trail to surpass 550 continuous miles when completed. The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council continues to work towards its mission, currently holding offices in the San Francisco Presidio just over a mile from a section of the Ridge Trail.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records consist of files that the organization compiled during approximately the first decade of its existence. The bulk of the collection is comprised of trail planning files, documenting the mapping and construction of trail segments and Ridge Trail gap strategies; also prominent in the collection are materials related to special events hosted by the council, management of trail sections, and council administrative records. The collection encompasses a range of materials-including maps, correspondence, and reports-most notably documenting: the San Francisco Bay, along with the ridgelines of the nine Bay Area counties surrounding it; California trails, parks, and open spaces; and environmental restoration and preservation.
The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records are subdivided into four series:
  • Series I: Trail Planning
  • Series II: Trail Management
  • Series III: Special Events
  • Series IV: Administrative Files

Container List

 

Series 1 Trail Planning 1961-2001

Physical Description: Cartons 1-7; Carton 8, Folders 1-23; Oversize Box 1; Oversize Folders 1-4, 6-13; Rolls 1-7

Arrangement

Folders are arranged by geographic location and subject.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of materials related to the planning of the Ridge Trail, including the mapping and construction of trail segments and trail gap strategies.
Carton 1, Folder 1-7

Alameda County, 1988-1996

Carton 1, Folder 8-11

Contra Costa County, 1992-1997

Carton 1, Folder 12-15

Marin County, 1994-1996

Carton 1, Folder 16

Napa County, 1990-1995

Carton 1, Folder 17-23

San Francisco County, 1981-1996

Carton 2, Folder 1-3

San Francisco County (continued), 1981-1996

Carton 2, Folder 4-23

San Mateo County, 1985-1997

Carton 3, Folder 1-12

San Mateo County (continued), 1985-1997

Carton 3, Folder 13-25

Santa Clara County, 1988-1997

Carton 4, Folder 1-13

Santa Clara County (continued), 1988-1997

Carton 4, Folder 14

Santa Cruz County, 1991-1995

Carton 4, Folder 15-22

Solano County, 1989-1996

Carton 4, Folder 23-26

Sonoma County, 1988-1996

Carton 5, Folder 1-5

Sonoma County (continued), 1988-1996

Carton 5, Folder 6-25

San Francisco Watershed, 1987-1998

Carton 6, Folder 1-25

San Francisco Watershed (continued), 1987-1998

Carton 7, Folder 1-9

San Francisco Watershed (continued), 1987-1998

Carton 7-8

Trail Gap Strategies, 1988-1998

Carton 7, Folder 10-25

General, 1992-1995

Carton 7, Folder 26

Alameda County, 1993-1994

Carton 7, Folder 27

Contra Costa County, 1993-1995

Carton 8, Folder 1-5

Marin County, 1988-1998

Carton 8, Folder 6-8

Napa County, 1990-1996

Carton 8, Folder 9

San Mateo County, 1992-1995

Carton 8, Folder 10

Santa Clara County, 1994-1995

Carton 8, Folder 11-12

Solano County, 1992-1997

Carton 8, Folder 13-14

Sonoma County, 1992-1998

Carton 8, Folder 15

Trail Committee, 1989-1997

Carton 8, Folder 16-17

Trail Alignments, 1988-1989

Carton 8, Folder 18

Trail Construction, 1992-1993

Carton 8, Folder 19

Trail Easements, 1989-1991

Carton 8, Folder 20-23

Trail Mapping, 1988-1993

Oversize A, Folder 1

Three San Francisco County and Bay Area Maps, 1991-2001

Oversize B, Folder 2

Eight Bay Area Ridge Trail Map Segments, undated

Oversize B, Folder 3

Nine Transparency Maps of Bay Area Quadrangles, 1988

Oversize B, Folder 4

Seven Maps of San Francisco, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz Counties, 1972-1991

Oversize C, Folder 6

Seven Transparency Maps of the Bay Area, circa 1980-1995

Oversize C, Folder 7

Fourteen Transparency Maps of the Bay Area, circa 1980-1995

Oversize C, Folder 8

Twelve Transparency Maps of the Bay Area, circa 1980-1995

Oversize C, Folder 9

Sixteen Transparency Maps of the Bay Area, circa 1980-1995

Oversize C, Folder 10

Five Transparency Maps of the Bay Area, 1988-1995

Oversize C, Folder 11

Nine Maps of Proposed Ridge Trail, undated

Oversize C, Folder 12

Eight Maps of Bay Area Counties, 1980-1991

Oversize C, Folder 13

Ten Maps of San Francisco Watershed and Bay Area, 1961-1999

Oversize Box 1, Folder 1

Brochure Print Materials, circa 1990

Oversize Box 1, Folder 2-7

Transparency Maps of the Bay Area, 1988-1994

Oversize Roll 1

East Bay Regional Park District Topographic Map, undated

Oversize Roll 2

Annotated Bay Area Topographic Map, 1971

Oversize Roll 3

Annotated Topographic Map of Sonoma and Napa Counties, 1980

Oversize Roll 4

Transparent Map Overlays, undated

Oversize Roll 5

Detailed maps of San Mateo and Sonoma Counties, undated

Oversize Roll 6

San Francisco Bay Area Ridge Trail Corridor Map, 1988

Oversize Roll 7

Bay Area Ridge Trail Topographic Maps, undated

 

Series 2 Trail Management 1988-1997

Physical Description: Carton 8, Folders 24-34; Carton 9, Folders 1-26

Arrangement

Folders are arranged by geographic location and subject.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of materials related to the management of trail segments, including guides and inventories.
Carton 8-9

Trail Guides, 1989-1994

Carton 8, Folder 24-25

Book Publishing, 1990

Carton 8, Folder 26

Edits, 1991

Carton 8, Folder 27

Mapping, 1990

Carton 8, Folder 28

Alameda, 1990

Carton 8, Folder 29

Contra Costa, 1990-1994

Carton 8, Folder 30

Marin, 1989

Carton 8, Folder 31

San Mateo, 1989

Carton 8, Folder 32

Santa Clara, 1989

Carton 8, Folder 33-34

Solano, 1989-1991

Carton 9, Folder 1

General, 1989-1991

Carton 9, Folder 2-18

Trail Inventories, 1988-1997

Carton 9, Folder 2

Database Inventory System, 1989

Carton 9, Folder 3

Schematic Inventory Sheets, 1988-1989

Carton 9, Folder 4

Trail Distance Charts, 1989

Carton 9, Folder 5

Alameda County, 1991

Carton 9, Folder 6

Contra Costa County, 1991

Carton 9, Folder 7

Marin County, 1989-1991

Carton 9, Folder 8

Napa County, 1991

Carton 9, Folder 9

San Francisco County, 1988-1991

Carton 9, Folder 10-11

San Mateo County, 1988-1997

Carton 9, Folder 12-13

Santa Clara County, 1989-1991

Carton 9, Folder 14

Solano County, 1991

Carton 9, Folder 15

Sonoma County, 1991

Carton 9, Folder 16-18

General, 1988-1989

Carton 9, Folder 19-20

Recreational Use Statute, 1990-1991

Carton 9, Folder 21-23

Trail Signage, 1988-1993

Carton 9, Folder 24

Impact Studies, 1992

Carton 9, Folder 25

Management Guide, 1990

Carton 9, Folder 26

Survey Handbook, 1990

 

Series 3 Special Events 1988-1997

Physical Description: Carton 9, Folders 27-38; Carton 10, Folders 1-19; Oversize Folder 5

Arrangement

Folders are arranged by geographic location and subject.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of materials related to events hosted by the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council, including trail segment dedications.
Carton 9, Folder 27

Awards Information, 1990-1992

Carton 9, Folder 28

Sponsor Form, circa 1990

Carton 9-10

Trail Dedications, 1989-1995

Carton 9, Folder 29

Guide, 1992

Carton 9, Folder 30

Publicity, 1990

Carton 9, Folder 31

Alameda County, 1990-1993

Carton 9, Folder 32

Contra Costa County, 1991-1995

Carton 9, Folder 33-34

Marin County, 1989-1993

Carton 9, Folder 35

Napa County, 1989

Carton 9, Folder 36

San Francisco County, 1989-1994

Carton 9, Folder 37-38

San Mateo County, 1989-1994

Carton 10, Folder 1

Santa Clara County, 1989-1992

Carton 10, Folder 2

Solano County, 1989-1995

Carton 10, Folder 3

Sonoma County, 1990-1995

Carton 10, Folder 4-10

Trail Days, 1989-1994

Carton 10, Folder 11-13

Ride for the Ridge, 1989-1997

Carton 10, Folder 14

Ridge Trail Plan Announcement, 1988

Carton 10, Folder 15

Open House, 1992

Carton 10, Folder 16-19

General, 1989-1995

Oversize B, Folder 5

Eighth Annual California State Trail Days Certificate, 1993

 

Series 4 Administrative Files 1989-1997

Physical Description: Carton 10, Folders 20-26; Carton 11-13; Oversize Folders 14-17

Arrangement

Folders are arranged by subject.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of the administrative files of the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council.
Carton 10-11

Committees, 1989-1997

Carton 10, Folder 20

Alameda County, 1995-1997

Carton 10, Folder 21

Contra Costa County, 1994-1997

Carton 10, Folder 22-23

Marin County, 1992-1997

Carton 10, Folder 24

Napa County, 1992-1997

Carton 10, Folder 25-26

San Francisco County, 1991-1997

Carton 11, Folder 1-10

San Mateo County, 1992-1997

Carton 11, Folder 11

Santa Clara County, 1995-1997

Carton 11, Folder 12-13

Solano County, 1989-1997

Carton 11, Folder 14

Sonoma County, 1995-1997

Carton 11, Folder 15

Gap, 1997

Carton 11, Folder 16-17

Greenspace, 1994-1995

Carton 11, Folder 18

Park Bonds, 1997

Carton 11, Folder 19

Agendas, 1993-1995

Carton 11, Folder 20

Directories, 1993-1995

Carton 11, Folder 21-25

Board of Directors, 1989-1995

Carton 12, Folder 1-7

Council Offices, 1992-1996

Carton 12, Folder 8-16

Publications, 1993-1996

Carton 12, Folder 8-10

The Bay Area Ridge Trail Council: Ridgetop Adventures Above San Francisco Bay, 1995-1996

Carton 12, Folder 11-14

Ridgelines, 1995-1996

Carton 12, Folder 15

In Support of Trails: A Guide to Succesful Trail Advocacy, 1993

Carton 12, Folder 16

Bay Area Ridge Trail Council's Outing Leader Handbook, 1994

Carton 12, Folder 17-24

Events, 1995-1996

Carton 12, Folder 25-26

Workshops, 1990-1995

Carton 13, Folder 1

Maps, 1990

Carton 13, Folder 2

Illustrations, 1991

Carton 13, Folder 3-6

Marketing, 1992-1995

Carton 13, Folder 7

Surveys, 1995

Carton 13, Folder 8-9

Funding, 1991-1995

Carton 13, Folder 10

Employment, 1992-1995

Carton 13, Folder 11

Financial, 1992-1996

Carton 13, Folder 12-13

Technology, 1991-1996

Carton 13, Folder 14-16

General, 1990-1996

Oversize C, Folder 14-17

Trail Planning Training Workshop Notes, 1997