Science Communication & Project Management

Science communication strategy development & program management

Technical writing & editing

Edson, E., Farrell, S., Fish, A., Gardali, T., Klein, J., Kuhn, W., Merkle, W., O’Herron, M., and Williams, A., eds. 2016. Measuring the Health of a Mountain: A Report on Mount Tamalpais’ Natural Resources. Also see related web content and brochure.

Brandon, K. and O’Herron, M. 2004. Parks, Projects and Policies: a Review of Three Costa Rican ICDPs. In T.O. McShane and M.P. Wells, eds. Getting Biodiversity Projects to Work: Towards More Effective Conservation and Development, 154–180. New York: Columbia University Press.

Featured articles

O’Herron, M. and P. Faber. January–March 2017. One Tam: Collaborative stewardship for a botanical wonder. California Native Plant Society Bulletin. 47(1): 11.

O’Herron, M. 2012. In Focus: Science partnerships at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Park Science. 29(1): 38-39.


Science and Natural Resources Monthly Update Newsletters: 2009–2013 and October 2016–present.

Newsletters and conceptual diagrams on topics related to the proposed introduction of Asian oysters (Crassostrea ariakensis) into the Chesapeake Bay.

Digital content

Web portal development and video production assistance: Health of Mt. Tam

Partnership Strategies & Leadership

Examples of previous work in this area include:

Tamalpais Lands Collaborative/One Tam

Tamalpais Lands Collaborative (TLC)—a partnership of the Marin Municipal Water District, National Park Service, California State Parks, Marin County Parks, and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy—was formed to offer a more unified approach to priority conservation and restoration projects, coordinated education and volunteer programs, and increased volunteerism and stewardship on Mt. Tam. Michelle O’Herron spent three years on the core team responsible for the TLC’s formation, launch, and management. She was also instrumental in the creation of One Tam, the TLC’s public engagement and outreach initiative, and continues to support its work today.

Five-year vision document: Tamalpais Lands Collaborative: One Mountain, One Vision (2014)

"Redwoods Rising" banner imageRedwoods Rising

Still in its formative phase, Redwoods Rising is a new partnership among Redwood National and State Parks and the Save the Redwoods League that is focused on restoring the parks’ previously logged redwood forests and protecting its remaining old-growth stands. Our firm is providing both strategic and technical support for the partnership’s foundational agreements, organizational structure, vision and goals setting, meeting facilitation, and the development of fundraising and other outreach materials.


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