The Advocates for the Forest of Nisene Marks is a Santa Cruz County based nonprofit working to maintain and improve the park.

The Advocates were formed in 1992 by Jeff Hicks, Jim Nee and Sandy Lydon. Our organization today still works toward its mission through strong leadership, dedicated volunteers, and generous donations.

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The Marks family of Salinas deeded more than 9,000 acres to the state for use as a public park in 1963. Named for matriarch Nisene Marks, the gift deed specified that the “natural preserve” be used only for camping, hiking, and nature study. Other donations have increased park acreage to nearly 10,000 acres. The Forest of Nisene Marks honors forest regeneration and preservation efforts.

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Our Ambitious Mission

The challenges facing our park have never been greater and the need for bold solutions has never been more urgent. Your support will allow us to put the best conservation methods into action right now.

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Our mission demands that we do everything in our power to create a world where people and nature can thrive. Our science shows us that we can. From our historic work in land acquisition to our cutting-edge research that influences global policy, The Nature Conservancy is constantly evolving so that we can take on the world’s most important challenges.

Seven decades of conservation experience have taught us that we can accomplish more for the natural world when we bring together people and organizations across borders, across sectors and across political aisles. We all have a stake in a better future.