The Los Padres Forest Association Trail Crew conducts trail work in and around the Los Padres National Forest. Working in partnership with US Forest Service, our crew dedicates thousands of hours towards maintaining and building trails on our public land.
We are grateful for our community partners such as the Los Padres National Forest, Montecito Trails Foundation, Santa Barbara Trails Council and many others. Our community is what drives us to continue this work for years to come.
The LPFA trail crew completes a wide variety of tasks on the forest such as:
- Wilderness log-out and chainsaw work
- All LFPA sawyers are certified through the USFS national saw program and are qualified to conduct saw work on FS land. Log-out of downed trees using crosscut saws and chainsaws
- Trail Maintenence – water control, tread repair, brushing
- LPFA uses a variety of techniques highlighted in the Forest Service Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook Trail Maintenance – Brushing, water control features and tread repair
- We strive to accommodate the user group when performing work in both front and backcountry settings
- Sign installation, Campground cleanup, and much more!
Our crew often camps out for 5 days at a time in remote, backcountry settings. A day on a project generally involves hiking up to 15 miles, swinging tools, and taking in the aw-inspiring scenery of the Los Padres. We are proud to have a hardworking team dedicated to ensuring public access to the forest for years to come. If you would like more information on how to work with our team, please contact INFO@lpforest.org.