The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) was formed to provide assistance in the reporting of research, monitoring and habitat enhancement, and to report on the Plan’s scientific effectiveness and costs. The committee is currently chaired by the Director of San Mateo County Parks and participants include staff from the County (Plan Operator and Habitat Manager), weed control and restoration sub-contractors, and representatives of volunteer groups that are active on the Mountain, namely California Native Plant Society (CNPS) and San Bruno Mountain Watch. Formerly active organizations that participated on the TAC include Heart of the Mountain and the Friends of San Bruno Mountain. The TAC meets quarterly to review and recommend to the HCP Trustees annual and long-term management plans, review contractors proposed scopes of work, and initiate research to meet HCP goals.