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Sierra Club Sierra Club - Explore, enjoy and protect the planet

Join the Sierra Club - Join the Sierra Club and get a free expedition pack.

Los Padres Chapter of Sierra Club - Serving Santa Barbara & Ventura Counties. Find out what is happening locally.

Santa Barbara Hikes Santa Barbara Hikes - A great site with lots of information about local hikes, maps, tons of pictures, and a bulletin board to share information with other hikers. If you hike in Santa Barbara, you have to bookmark this site.
Land Trust for Santa Barbara County Land Trust for Santa Barbara County - The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County has helped to preserve over 13,000 acres of natural resource and agricultural land, including the Arroyo Hondo Preserve, Sedgwick Reserve, Carpinteria Bluffs, Coronado Butterfly Preserve, Point Sal, Carpinteria Salt Marsh and several ranches on the Gaviota Coast.
Gaviota Coast Conservancy Gaviota Coast Conservancy - The vision of the Gaviota Coast Conservancy is the permanent protection of the Gaviota Coast’s unique natural, scenic, agricultural, recreational, and cultural resources.
Coal Oil Point Reserve Coal Oil Point Reserve - One of the best remaining examples of a coastal-strand environment in Southern California, the Coal Oil Point Natural Reserve protects a wide variety of coastal and estuarine habitats. Largely undisturbed coastal dunes support a rich assemblage of dune vegetation and have become a nesting site for the endangered Snowy Plover.
Los Padres National Forest Los Padres National Forest - Los Padres National Forest encompasses nearly two million acres in the beautiful coastal mountains of central California.
San Rafael Wilderness Map San Rafael Wilderness Map - Bryan Conant's up-to-date map of the San Rafael Wilderness. The trails are color-coded indicating the condition of the trails. A must have if you are hiking or backpacking in the Santa Barbara backcountry.
California Wild Heritage Campaign California Wild Heritage Campaign - A broad based coalition with only one goal - to preserve California's unprotected wilderness and wild rivers for future generations to enjoy.
San Marcos Foothills Coalition San Marcos Foothills Coalition - A Plan for the Preservation and Stewardship of San Marcos Foothills.
Virtual Parks Virtual Parks - A wonderful panoramic view of the Santa Barbara backcountry.
backcountry.com backcountry.com - Planning for a backpacking trip.