Los Padres National Forest

Replanting Our Nation’s Forests


Forest Overview

Los Padres National Forest stretches more than 200 miles from north to south and encompasses 1.75 million acres of beautiful landscape in south-central California. The forest is comprised of redwood, mixed conifer, and oak woodlands which give shelter to more 450 different fish and wildlife species. The boundaries of the national forest include Santa Barbara, Ventura, Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Monterey Counties.

Los Padres National Forest Needs Our Help

In September and October of 2006, the Day Fire burned 163,908 acres on Los Padres. The U.S. Forest Service immediately put together a management plan to replant more than 17,000 acres of land that was considered high severity. The forest has approximately eight percent of its land base as conifer forest. This number has declined considerably due to major wildfires that have burned in the last decade and needs to be reversed to restore its natural state. Together, we can help restore critical areas in southern California that need our support.


You can help repair damage to wildlife habitats. Read about our efforts in each and restore the awe-inspiring beauty of our state and national forests.