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Our Mission

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that (1) supports youth development through conservation initiatives integrating environmental education, training and hands-on service projects; (2) protects our natural resources through adult and family-led programming; (3) provides interpretive services that focus on outdoor recreation, responsible use, and stewardship of our natural environment; and (4) collaborates with multi-agencies to help create healthy forested and urban communities. 

We achieve our mission by raising money, organizing critical volunteer resources, and creating and managing programs focused on health, stewardship and sustainability of our Southern California mountains and urban "forests”.  


Fire Lookouts on the Job!

Thanks to our Fire Lookout host volunteers serving 7 fire lookouts on Southern California mountains with their watchful eyes and intense focus during this high alert fire season.  

Our thanks to Rhea-Frances Tetley, staff writer, The Alpenhorn News serving our mountain communities, for reporting the quick actions of new volunteer Allen Schneider.  Allen reported the coordinates of a fire to the U.S. Forest Service dispatch center; equipment was rapidly deployed while keeping the Jobe's Fire confined to about 2 1/2 acres with no structures lost.  Congratulations Allen!   Read more . . . 

Urban Conservation Corpsmembers making news!

Meet several of our former Corpsmembers who excelled to the top of their class and have moved on to secondary education and/or their dream jobs in forestry!  May we present . . .  Molina; Alan; Barbi; Jason & Helena  ~ these young adults are true inspirations!

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Sarah Miggins, Executive Director
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Mike Davis, President, Board of Directors


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