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Finding Aid to the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council Records, 1961-2001, bulk 1987-1998
BANC MSS 2002/90 c  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
Number of containers: 13 cartons, 1 oversize box, 17 oversize folders, 7 rolls Linear feet: 24.5
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.