Tag archives: Los Padres Forest Association

Work Outdoors for the Los Padres Forest!
By Joanne A Calitri   |   January 16, 2024

Let’s head outdoors this second week of January for a healthy start, and to reconnect with the nature in our backyard – balancing the indoor parties and holiday festivities that just ensued. One way to do that (and be of service) is to volunteer with the Los Padres Forest Association (LPFA) on any of the […]

Los Padres Forest Association Annual Gear Sale and Workcamps
By Joanne A Calitri   |   October 24, 2023

The Los Padres Forest Association’s (LPFA) 7th Annual Used Outdoor Gear Sale is on October 22, at 11 am at Tucker’s Grove Site #2, Santa Barbara. Bargains abound on great outdoor gear, including Gossamer backpacks.  This year the sale is being held in honor of Robert Frederick “Rik” Christensen, Jr. of Summerland, who passed in […]

From Fires to Budgets, New LPNF Ranger & LPF Director Dish on Current Obstacles
By Joanne A Calitri   |   September 14, 2021

A month into his position as the Los Padres National Forest (LPNF) Santa Barbara District Ranger, Daryl Hodges is now dealing with the statewide Los Padres National Forest closure due to fire prevention and mitigation, with support directed to the Caldor Fire. That, along with decreased staffing and his entire budget focused on fire prevention, […]

The Los Padres Crew
By Nick Schou   |   February 27, 2020

About four miles and 3,500 vertical feet uphill from the San Ysidro Trailhead, a Los Padres Forest Association (LPFA) work crew wearing hardhats printed in block letters with their names, are wielding hand hoes. They’re fixing a somewhat crumbling ridge dotted with small bushes and the scorched skeletons of small trees that burned in the […]