Wild Places & Rivers

The Central Coast includes some of the most diverse habitats and ecosystems found anywhere in North America. Los Padres National Forest, California’s second largest national forest rises from the Pacific Ocean to over 8,800 feet in elevation and provides habitat for 468 species of wildlife, including the endangered California condor and the southern steelhead. And the Carrizo Plain National Monument is home to an incredible diversity of plant and animal life, containing several threatened and endangered species, as well as the majestic Tule elk, Pronghorn antelope, and invaluable Native American cultural sites.

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Los Padres Wilderness
Carrizo Plain Wilderness
Wild & Scenic Rivers