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Murietta Trail Work

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Restoration of Murietta Trail Launched

Mile by mile the trails ravaged by the Thomas Fire are being restored to improve public access to wilderness throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. This spring, a coalition of organizations dedicated to regional trails are collaborating to repair the fire-damaged and severely overgrown Murietta Trail near Ojai, Calif. The trails group, which consists of […]

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Franklin Trail Open to the Top

Thanks to broad community support, volunteers for everything imaginable, and a talented trail crew Phase III of the Franklin Trail was restored more or less along the historic route in spite of the devastation caused by the Thomas Fire just before the end of the year. The program to rebuild the trail to U.S Forest […]

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Trail Groups Featured in SB Independent

WORKING TOGETHER…Over the last year local trail organizations have been collaborating on planning, reconstructing, and fundraising for the repair of trails damaged by the Thomas Fire and debris flow. We have made progress, but there are many miles of trail to repair and in some cases trail segments need detours and reroutes to be safe […]

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Salmon Run Proceeds Go Trail Restoration

This year marks the 25th Annual running of the salmon and we are going to make it better than ever. This year, proceeds will be going to the Thomas Fire Trail Fund, a coalition of Ventura County and Santa Barbara based non-profits who are working together to restore the 125 miles of trail damaged by the […]

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UPDATE: Santa Barbara County

Spearheaded by Montecito Trails Foundation, the LPFA Trail Crew along with SBMTV, SBCTC and the Multi-Use Trails Coalition have been working on some of the trails above Montecito including Romero, McMenemy, Girard, Cold Spring and Buena Vista.  Most of the Thomas Fire trail work in Santa Barbara is being focused on the lower portions of […]

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UPDATE: Ventura County

Most of the work accomplished along the Ojai trails have been thanks to a dedicated semi-volunteer crew headed up by Mike Gourley.  Pratt and Gridley Trails have been cleared and Howard Creek is on deck.  LPFA has led a few projects in the Matilija drainage but lots more work is needed across the Ventura portion […]

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National Trails Day | Matilija Trail

National Trails Day (NTD) seemed like a perfect opportunity to organize a trail maintenance project into the newly reopened Thomas Fire burn area. NTD is an annual event scheduled for early summer where tens of thousands of people from across the United States come together to volunteer for the trails. With that in mind, the […]

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Preventing Erosion in the Fire’s Aftermath

Within weeks of the Thomas Fire, miles of burned and damaged trails were shored up across the Ojai Ranger District of the Los Padres National Forest. This work, performed by The C.R.E.W. – Concerned Resource and Conservation Workers – in partnership with the Los Padres Forest Association, kept fire-scarred trails from further erosion as the […]

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West Fork Cold Spring

Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers collaborated with Montecito Trails Foundation for today’s work. MTF hired a trail builder to rebuild the trail, Doug Hulett.  He has done a ton of great work and has rebuilt the trail from the top of West Fork to the East Fork intersection with a mini excavator and many other tools.  He […]

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