A Sense of Preservation ...


Reserves: Direct links to their websites


Video Journals

Some videos may appear in other sections
of the site since a reserve may serve as
venue for a number of trails and activtiies.

Watch this space for additional videos to come ...

Coal Oil Point Reserve

Enjoy a two-hour stroll around the slough and along the beach. Restored habitat, shorebirds and vernal pools. Scan the website for ideas.


Sedgwick Natural Preserve

Book on an educational tour, sign up for a program and more. Visit their website for current dates and for an overview of their work and programs.


Carpinteria Salt Marsh

A critically important estuary, it supports many sensitive plant and animal species. Includes wetland, sub-tidal channel and upland riparian habitats.


Arroyo Hondo Preserve

Set in a beautiful canyon, offers docent-led tours, habitat restoration and more. Visit the website for the history and for educational ideas.


El Capitan State Park

Featured in a number of our trails, this park warrants a visit for the simple pleasure of a stroll along the creek, and nature journaling at its mouth.


Coronado Butterfly Preserve

Home to native coastal sage scrub habitat, eucalyptus groves and many birds, and wildlife that thrive in this
urban community treasure.


Los Padres National Forest

Encompassing 1.75 million acres of the Central Coast, management priorities include watershed protection, recreation, research and wilderness.


Channel Islands National Park

Close to the California mainland, yet worlds apart, isolation has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources.