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Nature Trust of the Santa Monica Mountains

— Objectives & Activities—

Habitat Conservation

  • Preservation of land through acquisition by donation or purchase from willing sellers.

  • Restoration of natural areas and watersheds through cooperative planning such as the Nicholas Canyon Watershed Restoration Plan. Link in progress

  • Assisting public agencies in acquiring additional areas for parks and open space within the Santa Monica Mountains.

  • Protection of beaches and shoreline through habitat preservation, restoration, and assisting other agencies with cleanup and protection measures.

  • Volunteer trail maintenance projects.

Nature-Based Education to Promote Harmony between Nature and Mankind

  • Educational and wellness seminars and retreats exploring the relationships between the environment, human health, and personal responsibility.

  • Field trips for schools and other groups.

Outdoor Recreation

  • Docent-led nature walks through the Malibu Nature Preserve, nearby parks and beaches.

  • Organized outdoor recreational programs for children and adults to promote harmony between humanity and nature.

Wildland-Urban Interface Research Institute

  • Supports and furthers research on man's interaction with nature and living in greater harmony at the wildland-urban interface.


Nature Based Education
Outdoor recreation and nature-based education expands the horizons of young and old alike.
Nature Based Education
Habitat conservation includes protection of beaches and shorelines, in cooperation with public agencies and private parties.
Nature Based Education
A variety of recreational activities — including horseback riding — are available to complement our array of educational and wellness programs.
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