Preservation & Environment
National Park Foundation
The National Park Foundation, working closely with the National Park Service, is dedicated to preserving natural, historic, and culturally signifi...
Torrey Pines Docent Society oversees two of San Diego's most beautiful bastions of nature: Torrey Pines Natural Reserve and Torrey Pines State Beach, both located in Southern California. Both spaces are named for 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 home to this extremely rare and endangered species, as well as a diverse range of native wildlife and native vegetation. Further, the Reserve is popular among both San Diego residents and visitors: with eight designated hiking trails, including one leading directly to Torrey Pines State Beach, the Reserve has been described as a "wilderness island in an urban sea." Set in the heart of San Diego, complete with a picturesque beach, unique ecosystems, and critically endangered species, Torrey Pines is one of Southern California's most treasured natural spaces.