Become a Member

The LPFA and its members, supporters and volunteers are devoted to helping the Los Padres National Forest. We help by clearing trails. We help by preserving the natural environment. We help by providing education and information about what is going on within the Forest.  And most of all, we help people enjoy their time in the Forest.


……and that’s just scratching the surface of what’s to come!  Help the Forest by becoming a LPFA member and/or a volunteer.

Your membership will help fund our Trail Care Program, Visitor Center Programs and Public Outreach efforts.

The Trail Care Program (TCP) is responsible for trail maintenance across the Forest. It supports the training and certification of our trail leaders as well as the purchase of needed tools for removing fallen trees and reestablishing lost tread. The TCP is also responsible for keeping campsites clean and safe.

The Visitor Center Programs include educational interpretive events at both Wheeler Gorge and Big Sur Station. It also supplies educational material, staffing and exhibits within the Centers.

The Public Outreach helps provide Forest information both for the public as well as the Forest Service. The LPFA is often the eyes and ears within the Forest and we do our best to relay what we find to all interested parties. This also includes our work on