List of Volunteer and Partner Organizations

Organizations/Agency and Contact Information

Web sites listed below are not Forest Service web sites

Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run (AC100)
Ken Hamada
Race Director

Hal Winton
Co-Race Director

Mission/Purpose and Events

The Angeles Crest 100 Trail volunteers work to restore and renew trails in the Angeles National Forest.

Their ultimate goal is to provide physical, mental, spiritual challenge and the support the endurance runners will need to attain their goals.

Those desiring to see this primitive wilderness in a single day are invited to participate in the Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run.

Runners who live in southern California (Fresno to Mexican border) are required to perform 8 hours of trail maintenance work on AC100 course trails each year. Runners from other areas can work on trails in their own area. Approx. 1,000 hrs of trail work is performed on the AC 100 course trails each year.

The 2013 Race date is August 3-4, 2013 in Wrightwood, California. 

Altadena Crest Trail Working Group (ACTWG)
1976 E. Loma Alta Drive
Altadena, CA 91001
Tom Lockhart

Mission/Purpose and Events

ACTWG is a coalition of local groups and individuals dedicated to preserving, protecting, and enhancing trail resources in the Altadena foothills.

Members hike, explore and maintain portions of the Altadena Crest Trail in the foothills of Altadena, and report news and discoveries in bi-monthly meetings. Propose a hike or direct a question to Altadena Trails Advocates!

Let us know of your interests regarding hiking and riding trails in the Altadena area. To suggest a hike or ride, send a message to

Amigos de los Rios
908 E. Altadena Drive
Altadena, CA 91001
Phone: 626-791-1611
Fax: 626-791-1771

Mission/Purpose and Events

Amigos de los Rios is committed to designing quality public environments that revitalize urban neighborhoods within economically disadvantaged Southern California communities. Our mission is to create a regional Green Infrastructure network or Emerald Necklace of sustainable open spaces keyed off the urban river corridors that connect the San Gabriel Mountains/Angeles National Forest to the sea - protecting the environment and public health while strengthening the community life for the benefit of current and future generations.

Amigos outlined a regional open space vision for the Urban Portion of the Emerald Necklace in 2005. Since then we have built a Coalition of 48 agencies, raised grant funds, collaborated with agency & community partners and served as lead design, project management and fiscal agent to complete 13 multi objective park projects. We are currently engaged in expanding the Emerald Necklace GI plan to include the entire East County Basin – Upper and Lower Watersheds.

Amigos de los Rios holds three Saturday Volunteer Stewardship restoration events each month at sites along the Emerald Necklace. Events include site clearing, weed and trash removal, painting, and/or tree & shrub planting and grooming.  Volunteer schedule can be found on

Angeles Mountain Bike Patrol (AMBP)


Mike and Robin Mcguire

Mission/Purpose and Events

Our mission is to provide an educational and responsible image to all trail users; to encourage riders to obey forest regulations;  and to work to preserve and protect trails. AMBP is here to serve and inform the public.

Our activities include trail maintenance in the Angeles National Forest front country.  Contact AMBP directly for upcoming trail maintenance events.

Angeles Mountain Bikers and Trail Keepers (AMBTK)

Mark Gage

Mission/Purpose and Events

We are mountain bikers, hikers and trail runners working together to improve our trails.  We work on the trails almost every Saturday. Focus trails are Echo Mountain, Lower Sam Merrill and Castle Canyon.  We also work with other volunteer groups throughout the Forest.

Angeles National Forest Fire Lookout Association (ANFFLA)

1237 N. Little Tujunga Canyon
San Fernando, CA 91342

Pam Morey
(909) 744-9510, ext. 125

Mission/Purpose and Events

We are a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to restoring, maintaining and staffing the remaining lookouts of the Angeles National Forest. Check our website for training dates.  The four primary purposes of the program are:

  • Restore, maintain and staff the remaining lookouts of the Angeles National Forest,
  • Interpret the natural and cultural history of the fire lookouts and the surrounding area,
  • Generate interest in and support for the Fire Lookout Program, 
  • Encourage visitors to participate actively in caring for all of our National Forests.

Angeles Volunteer Association (AVA)
P.O. Box 611
Glendora, CA 91740

Richard Mavin

Mission/Purpose and Events

Our mission is to assist the Forest Service in activities that maintain, protect, and preserve, the Angeles National Forest.

Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm.  We meet at the Church of the Brethren, 151 S. Glendora Ave. in Glendora.

Our activities include: Trail patrol on foot, Working at USFS Visitor Centers, Trail maintenance, Campground hosts, Outreach activities at school or community events, Hosting school or college groups engaged in service projects in the Forest.

Currently our activities are mainly in the San Gabriel River Ranger District.

Antelope Valley Conservancy
P.O. Box 3133
Quartz Hill, CA 93586

Becky Jones
(661) 943-9000

Mission/Purpose and Events

Our mission is: To preserve and steward land for the public interest; Acknowledge future generations’ interests in land resources that maintain community character, scenic beauty, and representative native habitats; and Acknowledge the right of nature to retain territory, particularly functional habitats and connectivity for native plants and animals.

Annual Events: Earth Day Cleanup in April; Endangered Species Day Conference in May.

We serve the Antelope-Fremont Valleys Watershed & upper Santa Clara River Watershed.

Audubon Center at Debs Park
4700 North Griffin Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Jeff Chapman
Center Director/Master Teacher Naturalist
(323) 221-2255

Mission/Purpose and Events

To inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world. The nature-based education and community programs are designed to engage children and their families in the outdoor world, and to give them a personal stake in its protection by making environmental issues relevant to their lives.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm

An environmental education and conservation center for the communities of northeast Los Angeles. The Center is located in the third largest park in the city of Los Angeles.

Bear Canyon Trail Crew (BCTC)

Andy Hoyer

Mission/Purpose and Events

Our objective is to go where ever we are needed to help fix and repair hiking trails in the Angeles National Forest. Our mission is: To give back without expecting something in return. Our primary goal as always is the work in Bear Canyon. But when work is needed elsewhere, we will go anywhere when time is available.

Our work dates are generally between December & June but on a rare occasion we may do some work during the summer months.

Blight Busters Trail Crew

Danny Treadway

Mission/Purpose and Events

Our mission is: To keep trails clean and free of litter.

Our activities include maintenance on any trail that needs work within the Angeles National Forest. 

Visit website for list of projects and events.

California Conservation Corps

Los Angeles/Norwalk Satellite
4366 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90037
Duane Wilson
(213) 744-2254

Pomona Service District
3530 West Pomona Blvd.
Pomona, CA 91768
Jennifer Dulay
(909) 594-4206

Mission/Purpose and Events

The California Conservation Corps is the oldest and largest state conservation corps program in the nation.

Visit web site to apply.

The young men and women of the corps work hard protecting and restoring California’s environment and responding to disasters, becoming stronger workers, citizens and individuals through their services.

California Native Plant Society,
San Gabriel Mountains Chapter (CNPS)

1750 N. Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107

Orchid Black

Mission/Purpose and Events

We are a Statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants. The Society seeks to increase understanding of California's native flora and to preserve this rich resource for future generations. Our members have diverse interests including natural history, botany, ecology, conservation, photography, drawing, hiking, and gardening.

Program meeting on the fourth Thursday of each month except July, August, November, and December. The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m., and are preceded by a social gathering at 7:00 p.m., usually including plant identification examples. We meet at: Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA Membership is open to all.

The activities of our chapter include: Speakers with audio-visual presentations most months of the year; Field trips in the area; Plant sales; Educational outreach; and Conservation projects.

There are approximately 9,000 CNPS members in the state. There are approximately 250 members in our chapter.

California Trail Users Coalition (CTUC)
3550 Foothill Blvd
Glendale, CA 91214

Ed Waldheim
(818) 247-8878, x 215

Terry Kaiser
(818) 353-4682

Mission/Purpose and Events

CTUC is a non-profit corporation designed to help all interested parties participate in a beneficial forum.  Our mission is: To provide a forum for all trail users to discuss related issues, problems and alternative solutions; to assist in the planning, development, maintenance and hosting of trails; to help enforce the rules of the road; and to develop and maintain programs designed to educate users on proper use of trails and trail etiquette.

Meet at 5:00 p.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 3550 Foothill Blvd., Glendale, CA.

CTUC has helped form six other groups in six National Forests to provide volunteer trail crews & seek trails grant funding. These divisions of CTUC are:  National Forest Association-Angeles; National Forest Association-Los Padres; Stewards of the Sequoia; Stewards of the Sierra; Friends of Foresthill; Friends of Clear Creek Management Area.

Please contact us if you have a group who needs some assistance becoming incorporated or formalizing yourselves to help keep trails open in your forest.

CTUC's interest in multiple use of public lands is supported by involvement as community volunteers to protect resources while enjoying them. CTUC supports all recreation uses of the National Forest.

Our meetings are open to everyone who wishes to participate. Volunteers have a great time working together on these types of projects.  To volunteer on one of our projects, please join us by calling our Chairman, Terry Kaiser at 818-353-4682.

Canyon Caretakers
Coming soon:

Charles Vetter
(818) 293-1463

Community Hiking Club (CHC)

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
(661) 259-2743

Mission/Purpose and Events

The mission of the Community Hiking Club is to protect and restore wild places and wild rivers in the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the Eastern Sierra through educational programs, hikes, restoration and mapping projects, and community outreach.

The Community Hiking Club is based in Santa Clarita, California and is involved in stewardship projects, preventing childhood nature deficit disorder and childhood obesity, inner city kids programs, eco-classes, and land preservation.

Meetings: Every 2nd Monday of the month from 7-9 PM at Newhall Boys and Girls Club-everyone welcome.

Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association (CORBA)

26500 West Agoura Road, Suite 102-552
Calabasas, CA 91302

Steve Messer
(818) 206-8213

Mission/Purpose and Events

We are passionate about mountain biking, public trails, and preserving our public open space for future generations. CORBA is committed to ensuring equal access for all trail users, and to contributing to everyone’s enjoyment of the trails. CORBA organizes and coordinates activities that support mountain biking recreation and that promote the conservation, administration and maintenance of public lands.

Our activities include monthly member meetings and trail maintenance, guided mountain biking rides, free mountain biking skills clinics, youth programs, annual Fat Tire Festival.

Check out our website for more information.

CORBA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1987 serving Los Angeles and eastern Ventura County.

Fisheries Resource Volunteer Corp (FRVC)

Tom Walsh
(562) 596-9261

Mission/Purpose and Events

FRVC was established in 1994 as a fisheries conservation group, to monitor and patrol streams and rivers in the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests by educating visitors about fishing regulations, fire restrictions, safety precautions, pollution, and removing illegal fire rings, graffiti, recreational dams and trash, while conducting regular stream patrols.

We assist the Forest Service with a variety of projects, which include invasive plant removal, tree planting, stream cleanup, construction and maintenance projects. We assist the California Department of Fish & Game (DFG) with electro-fishing surveys, aquatic insect studies, fish recovery, collecting DNA samples. We conduct stream surveys and service all DFG angler survey boxes on the streams patrolled.

Foothill Reforestation Committee (FRC)

Sue Stranger
(818) 952-2004

Mission/Purpose and Events

Established in the wake of the 2009 Station fire, FRC is leading a grass roots effort to raise funds and attract volunteers as part of the reforestation of local hillsides.

Assist the U.S. Forest Service with replanting the San Gabriel Mountains.

Habitat Works
3436 Foothill Blvd, #130
La Crescenta, CA 91214

Kim Clark or Tom Persons
(818) 353-4653 Office

Mission/Purpose and Events

Habitat Works is an environmental stewardship action group performing volunteer projects to improve wildlife habitat in Southern California.

Please check the Habitat Works Calendar page for upcoming volunteer conservation opportunities at

Habitat Works hosts habitat stewardship opportunities on single day events, weekend campouts, and backpacking trips in Southern California’s National Forests, private preserves, State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges and urban interface areas.

Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center / project of Pukuu Cultural Community Services
State Hwy 2 & Mt. Wilson Red Box Road,
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

Kat High
(310) 455-1588

Mission/Purpose and Events

Our mission: To provide a place where the Native American community can share knowledge, understanding, spirituality, culture, and heritage. To educate the family of all Native Americans and the greater community of visitors about the inter-relationship of Native American culture, environment, spirituality, heritage, and history at a traditional gathering place of the Five Tribes of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Our activities include: Workshops, field trips, and volunteer activities, including exhibit preparation, garden work, facility preparation, and forest restoration/trail work as needed/permitted.

Check our website or call for information and updates on events. Field trips by reservation only.

Hart, William S. Union High School District of Santa Clarita
Regional Occupational Program (ROP)
Outdoor Recreation and Wilderness Conservation (ORWC)

21515 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Kevin Sarkissian
(661) 877-7024 (mobile)

Mission/Purpose and Events

WS Hart's Outdoor Recreation and Wilderness Conservation course is a joint training venture between WS Hart UHSD, USFS, PCTA, and Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority. Students earn HS credit, and are offered paid work experience while gaining practical exposure to land management practices and career pathways related to work in conservation and natural resource management.

ROP provides practical on-the-job training and career guidance to students 16 yrs or older in the Santa Clarita Valley.

ORWC offers training in wildlife identification and conservation, backcountry navigation, environmental stewardship, wilderness first aid, basic trail maintenance and much more!

High Country Riders

Glen Foster
(760) 868-8313

Mission/Purpose and Events

We support the Angeles National Forest by providing pack services.

Call for more information.

Volunteer packing for the Angeles National Forest – primarily the San Gabriel River Ranger District.

Volunteers must own their own saddle animal and be proficient in backcountry riding.

The Joint Adventure Meetup (JAM)

9099 Topanga Canyon Blvd, #167
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Josh Noland
(818) 714-0634

Mission/Purpose and Events

JAM is all about meeting people who are fun and down to earth, and exploring new adventures together while helping out the environment. If you like a little adventure in your life or you just want to get out and have a good time then this is the group for you.

Our activities include trail maintenance in the Greater Los Angeles Area

Contact Josh Noland for events and times.

JPL Trailbuilders

Kathie Reilly
(626) 379-8429
(818) 354-8321 JPL or
(626) 798-7256 Home

Jack Russell
(562) 861-3187

Mission/Purpose and Events

The objective of JPL Trailbuilders is to make available to all of its members an opportunity to enjoy a safe and rewarding experience in the outdoors. Our activities include trail maintenance. See web page for details.

Monthly Volunteer meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the volunteer house at Wildwood picnic area. Call Kathie Reilly for directions.

Members of JPL Trailbuilders are those directly employed by JPL or California Institute of Technology, JPL or CIT retirees, and Contractors or Contractor retirees.

L.A. Works, Inc

570 West Avenue 26, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90065

Becca Bloom
Director of Programs
(323) 224-6510

Mission/Purpose and Events

Founded in 1991, our mission consists of three principal pillars:

  • INCREASE volunteer participation in community service projects;
  • PROVIDE our nonprofit partners with access to volunteer labor and other RESOURCES;
  • EDUCATE and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community.


We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We strive to empower Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations.

Please visit for our complete calendar of events.

Mt. Disappointment 50k/50m Endurance Race
11250 Beach Blvd
Stanton, CA 90680

Gary Hilliard

Mission/Purpose and Events

The Mount Disappointment 50/50 Endurance Run is run in August each year. Check our website for current race dates and activities. Our endurance race has both 50 kilometer and 50 mile distances. We also have a kids run just prior to the 50 kilometer awards ceremony.

We are an approved Angeles National Forest trail maintenance group. Trail restoration, trail maintenance, and trailhead/station area improvement/maintenance projects are charities of The Mt. Disappointment Endurance Race.Our trail maintenance group maintains all the trails we use.

Our trail maintenance and community volunteering goals include:

  • Restoration and maintenance of the USFS trail network
  • Providing volunteer opportunities for Los Angeles area residents
  • Painting, masonry, repair tables, rails, signs, structures, parking area clean-up, Sutter walls
  • Assisting other volunteer groups with their projects
  • Providing projects and hands-on help for scouting troops


Trail-work meeting place: (Meeting time is 7:00am for 2012)
337 Sycamore Pl.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Mt. Wilson Bicycling Association (M.W.B.A.)
Chapter of IMBA

Doug Sullivan
626-765-MWBA (7433)

Mission/Purpose and Events

MWBA was formed in 1985 to help educate and disseminate trail courtesy and safety in the San Gabriel Mountains. Soon after MWBA, now a Chapter of IMBA, got involved with trail maintenance due to the limited resources available at the Forest Service to maintain the hundreds of miles of trails in the Angeles National Forest.

Trail maintenance is an important and vital part of our active outdoor community to keep our trails safe and viable for all trail activities including hiking, jogging, biking and equestrian pursuits.

Meetings monthly as needed. Follow us on twitter or Facebook for more information.

Mt. Wilson Observatory Association (MWOA)
P.O. Box 70076
Pasadena, CA 91117

Tim Thompson

Michael Rudy
Vice President

Mission/Purpose and Events

MWOA is a volunteer organization supporting the Mount Wilson Observatory. Membership is open to all interested persons.

It is a way for individuals with an interest in Mt. Wilson, its ongoing research, its history, and its public outreach, to participate in some of the Observatory's activities.

Visit our web page for news and calendar of events

The activities of MWOA include:

  • Attending lectures, given nearly every month and open to the public,
  • Attending special observing sessions on the 60-inch telescope for sustaining members,
  • Becoming docents (after training) to lead tours of the Observatory's facilities,
  • Writing and editing our monthly publications,
  • Participating in special projects and events, and more.


National Forest Foundation(NFF)

Edward Belden
Southern California Program Associate

Mission/Purpose and Events

Founded by Congress in 1991, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) works to conserve, restore and enhance America’s 193-million-acre National Forest System. Through community-based strategies and public/private partnerships, the NFF works with the USDA Forest Service to enhance wildlife habitat, revitalize wildfire-damaged landscapes, restore watersheds, and engage communities in forest stewardship for the benefit of all Americans and their Backyard Forests.

The Angeles National Forest has benefited from the NFF partnership through several significant initiatives, in addition to the current development of a Friends of the Angeles organization. As a part of its national Treasured Landscapes conservation campaign, the NFF is partnering with multiple community, nonprofit, foundation and corporate partners to revitalize the area within the Angeles National Forest affected by the Station Fire, particularly focused on Big Tujunga Canyon.

NFF activities and services include: Treasured Landscapes-Unforgettable Experiences; Matching Grant Programs; Technical Assistance; Conservation Connect; Collaboration; Tree-planting; Carbon Capital Fund; Public Participation - Friends of the Forest®; and Youth Engagement.

NFF’s work is designed to restore watershed resilience that helps to sustain native ecosystems across our public lands over the long run.

Outward Bound Adventures, Inc (OBA, Inc.)

Office Location:
John Muir High School Campus
1905 Lincoln Avenue, Building G227
Pasadena, CA 91103

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 202
Pasadena, CA 91102

Camille Dudley, Interim Director

Mission/Purpose and Events

Serving the Greater Los Angeles area, OBA, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that will shortly surpass the half-century mark in providing meaningful nature-based educational experiences for urban underserved youth, young adults and their families, that promotes positive self-development, environmental responsibility, and outdoor career exposure for urban youth.

OBA is an organization of paid staff and volunteers comprised of teachers and college graduate leaders and counselors who are dedicated to serving urban youth in need. OBA uses the wilderness, urban communities and classroom settings to teach its middle school and high school participants about the natural world. We engage them in activities and initiatives that promote self-empowerment, integrity, accountability, health, community service and environmental education.

This year, OBA will serve approximately 1,100 participants.

Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA)

P.O. Box 798
Idyllwild, CA 92549

Jennifer Tripp
(916) 285-1853 Ext 5

Anitra Kass
Southern California Regional Representative
(951) 257-4100

Mission/Purpose and Events

The mission of the PCTA is to: protect, preserve, and promote the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. The PCT is an internationally significant resource for the enjoyment of hikers and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people.

The association strives to achieve this mission by promoting the PCT as a unique educational and recreational treasure and one of the finest trails anywhere in the world. The association also provides a broad range of services to its members, serves as a communications link among users and land management agencies, and assists the USDA Forest Service as well as other agencies in the maintenance, restoration and protection of the PCT.

We help to maintain the 171 miles of the PCT located on or managed by the Angeles National Forest.

For a list of projects and events, visit our website at and look under the volunteer tab. New volunteers are always welcome.

Quail Unlimited

National website:
San Gabriel Valley Chapter
(Chapter 240)

Tim Bovard or Robert Amigo
(866) 206-9070, ext 6715

Santa Clarita Valley Chapter
(Chapter 480)
P.O. Box 803189
Santa Clarita, CA 91380


Joe Kubasak


Mission/Purpose and Events

Our overall vision is to restore America's quail populations for future generations. QU was founded in 1981, and is the oldest national, nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the wise management of America's wild quail.

Our core values include the wise stewardship of our land and its resources, and the continuation of our proud heritage of conservation, therefore leaving a legacy and firm foundation for our youth and families to build upon.

Habitat improvement for small game throughout the Angeles National Forest: We install and maintain water guzzlers and small game drinkers.

Youth activities: We work with local youth groups (scouts, 4H, church groups) to teach firearm safety, and to encourage an appreciation of the outdoors. We also sponsor an annual rattlesnake avoidance clinic for dogs.

Community service projects throughout the Angeles NF.

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
214 North Santa Anita Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006

Jean Lim
(626) 447-1062

Mission/Purpose and Events

We are a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. We are passionate about the outdoors and committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, gear donations and financial contributions

REI dedicates 3 percent of the previous year's operating profit to our annual giving budget. Our aim: to help conserve natural spaces in order to create opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Community programs, nonprofit partnerships and grants, and volunteers.

San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC)

100 N. Old San Gabriel Canyon Rd.
Azusa, CA 91702

Mark Stanley

Mission/Purpose and Events

Our mission is to preserve open space and habitat in order to provide for low-impact recreation and educational uses, wildlife habitat restoration and protection, and watershed improvements within our jurisdiction.

Our governing board is comprised of 13 voting and 7 non-voting members who are appointed or are designated by virtue of the office they hold: local, state and federal.

A Parkway and Open Space Plan was written, as required by the Conservancy's founding legislation. A grant program was created to distribute and administer bond funds in accordance with the plan. Funding for the grant program has come largely from a series of ballot propositions approved by the voters.

Our territory covers eastern Los Angeles County and western Orange County. This vast and varied area includes mountains, valleys, rivers, coastal plain, and coastline.

San Gabriel Mountains Heritage Association (SGMHA)

P.O. Box 592
Mt. Baldy, CA 91759

Darryl Meathe

Mission/Purpose and Events

Our mission is to provide support for environmental education, interpretive, and heritage programs on the ANF. SGMHA’s main goal is to assist ANF environmental education programs with financial and volunteer support.

SGMHA works in partnership with ANF to develop grade-appropriate, outdoor, hands-on educational activities that meet the California Department of Education Curriculum Standards and are implemented through Mt. Baldy and San Gabriel Canyon environmental education programs. These programs serve as a living laboratory where instruction in natural science, local habitats, and cultural history is enhanced and comes alive.

SGMHA works in partnership with ANF to develop grade-appropriate, outdoor, hands-on educational activities that meet the California Department of Education Curriculum Standards and are implemented through Mt. Baldy and San Gabriel Canyon environmental education programs. These programs serve as a living laboratory where instruction in natural science, local habitats, and cultural history is enhanced and comes alive.

Contact Mt. Baldy Visitor Center at: (909) 982-2879

San Gabriel Mountains Trail Builders (SGMTB)

978 Norumbega Drive
Monrovia, CA 91016

Ben White or
(626) 303-1078

Mission/Purpose and Events

Our mission is to maintain, restore, preserve, and construct hiking trails in the Angeles National Forest.

Work parties: first, third, and fifth Saturday of each month. The SGMTB participates in annual events such as National Trails Day and California Trails Day. Trail construction and maintenance.

Meet at San Gabriel Canyon Gateway Center, 1950 N. San Gabriel Canyon Road (Hwy 39), Azusa, CA 91702.

Scenic Mt. Lowe Railway Historical Committee

Brian Marcroft
(562) 868-8919

Mission/Purpose and Events

Our mission is to preserve the remnants (structures, trails, artifacts) of the Mount Lowe Railway in the Angeles National Forest.

We work under the authority of the Angeles National Forest along with a cadre of many other volunteers who help with various projects to protect the Forest.

We all have monthly meetings with the District Ranger at a designated location. Visit our website for more information.

Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter

3435 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 387-4287

Bob Cates
(818) 883-2165

Mission/Purpose and Events

Our mission is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth, to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources, to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment, and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Visit our website for information on upcoming events, and to learn how to sign up as a volunteer in various activities and projects, including trail maintenance and restoration.

The national organization of the Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) organization.

Southern California Mountains Foundation
(San Bernardino National Forest)

602 South Tippecanoe
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Sarah Miggins
Executive Director
(909) 382-2796 Big Bear Office

Mission/Purpose and Events

We serve the San Bernardino National Forest, working to bridge the gap between increasing visitor use and decreasing funding through conservation and education programs that promote stewardship and add value to the visitor experience. The goal is to help visitors value the forest itself.

Visit the National Forest Association website for list of events and times.

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

1230 Preservation Parkway
Oakland, CA 94612

Jay Watson
Western Regional Director
(510) 435-7937

Mission/Purpose and Events

Our mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.

Visit our web site to apply.


12601 Mulholland Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Mollie Stephens
Volunteer Manager
(818) 623-4879

Mission/Purpose and Events

We are an environmental non-profit organization.

Our mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable and to share the process as a model for the world.

Visit our website for information on current events and activities, and how you can get involved NOW

The Angeles National Forest has entered into a formal partnership with TreePeople to coordinate tree planting by volunteers in a portion of the forested area burned by the Station Fire. TreePeople will recruit, train, and lead volunteers in planting trees within the burned area during the 2013 planting season.

Volunteers of the Angeles National Forest
(Grassy Hollow Visitors Center)

P.O. Box 566
Wrightwood, CA 92397

Gail Nieto

Loren Lake
Past President

Mission/Purpose and Events

The Volunteers staff the Grassy Hollow Visitor Center and supply information, directions and education to the public by means of our knowledge of the area, pictorial displays and video presentations of forest lore, as well as our extensive display of preserved local animals, birds and reptiles. In addition, we maintain a feeding station to provide a local bird appreciation and viewing opportunity from the Visitor Center deck.

Visit our website to learn about our mission and activities, and how you can be involved.

Meetings of the Volunteers are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the United Methodist Church located at 1543 Barbara Street in Wrightwood. All meetings are open to the public, and the Volunteers would welcome the opportunity to explain their group and its mission in detail. We are always happy to have new members.

Mission/Purpose and Events is America’s Natural and Cultural Resources Volunteer Portal, comprised of volunteer program coordinators from three Cabinet level departments. The Portal was launched July 30, 2002 at a White House ceremony, when President Bush announced the deployment of the USA Freedom Corps site found at both as well as

The Portal is also partnered with the Take Pride in America® site found at Visit our website to search and apply for volunteer opportunities that suit your interest and availability.

Wednesday Hiking Club

Ted Kim

West Fork San Gabriel River Conservancy

114 N. Glendora Ave. Suite 183
Glendora, CA 91741

Cris Miller
(323) 804-7329

Mission/Purpose and Events

This California registered non-profit 501(c)(3) was formed in November 2009 by a group of local fly fishermen who frequent the area. While discussing the idea on a fly fishing forum, a number of additional volunteers came forward, willing to give their time in order to add to the "uniformed presence" on the West Fork of the San Gabriel River.

We offer ourselves as a supplement alongside efforts being conducted by our friends in the San Gabriel Mountain Range such as the Fisheries Resource Volunteer Corps, and the Forest Service Gateway Center located at the entrance to the canyon.

Patrols meet at the Environmental Education Center (1/4 mile North and across the street from the OHV Staging Area on Hwy 39) at 8:30 a.m., departing at 9 a.m. Please contact the Patrol Leader listed for each patrol (see our website) for more information and to confirm your attendance.

Patrols generally last between 4-6 hours. No special skills (other than a desire to leave the place cleaner than you found it) are required. We don't expect you to do anything dangerous, or anything that you are not comfortable with. We patrol the West Fork, removing trash and graffiti, and contacting fishermen along the way to insure that they are aware of the area's special fishing regulations.

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