Preservation & Environment
National Park Foundation
The official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service is dedicated to preserving natural, historic, and culturally significant sites in the ...
The Torrey Pines Natural Reserve and State Beach are named after the Pinus torreyana, the rarest species of pine tree in North America, which now grows only at the reserve and on Santa Rosa Island. The reserve is frequented by both San Diego residents and visitors from all over the world, offering eight designated hiking trails, including one leading directly to Torrey Pines State Beach. Set in a scenic part of northern San Diego — complete with a picturesque beach, unique ecosystems, and endangered plant and wildlife species — Torrey Pines is one of Southern California's most treasured natural spaces.
Torrey Pines Conservancy and Torrey Pines Docent Society play active roles in monitoring the overall welfare of Torrey Pine State Natural Reserve and Beach through stewardship, volunteerism, advocacy, community engagement, educational programming, habitat restoration, trail repairs, and renovations to the historic Torrey Pines Lodge. These two groups collaborate with California State Parks to preserve the habitat of North America's rarest pine trees and maintain what has been described as a "wilderness island in an urban sea."
Torrey Pines Conservancy - General Operating Support
Torrey Pines Docent Society- Youth Programming