Nov 8 - Dec 31, 2018

Pinnacles National Park Foundation


Ensuring excellence in education, resource stewardship, and visitor services at Pinnacles National Park.

The Big Idea

The Trails Forever Program provides for much needed rehabilitation, restoration, and improvements to trails and climber access routes at Pinnacles National Park.

Increasing visitation and decreasing budgets mean that our National Parks rely on the support of friends groups across the country to help them fulfill their mission of “..preserving unimpaired the natural and cultural resources..” of our parks. Park staff, skilled work crews and volunteers contribute to trail projects through hard work and meaningful service. The Pinnacles National Park Foundation Trails Forever Program will support the ongoing working of maintaining and improving trails to meet the needs of park users and ensure the lasting protection of the park for future generations.

Over the years, Pinnacles Partnership (PIPA) has been a strong supporter of the Pinnacles Condor Program. Volunteers regularly radio-track condors to help determine their locations. In the past year, PIPA support has helped make the park’s first condor nest camera a reality. Placing a remote camera is technically challenging and PIPA directly served the program by obtaining a tablet that allows park staff to perfectly place the camera within the condor nest – allowing for great images!

— Rachel Wolstenholme, Pinnacles Condor Recovery Program Manager, Soledad