The Torrey Pines Association, now known as Torrey Pines Conservancy, was founded in 1950 to encourage public interest in, and support for, the preservation of the rare Torrey pine trees and their scenic refuge. This is accomplished primarily by raising funds for special projects and by publishing informative material concerning Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.

Board of Directors


Rick Gulley


Nigella Hillgarth

Vice President

Doug Dawson


Joann Selleck


Barbara McCardle

Membership Chair

Diane Ailor

Board Member

Andy Field

Board Member

John Hildebrand

Board Member

Roger Showley

Board Member

Dave Van Cleve

Board Member

Ed Vodrazka

Board Member

Board Meetings

Torrey Pines Conservancy members, donors and the public are invited to attend. Please contact us if you are interested in attending.


Last Wednesday of the Month @6:30pm


Board Meetings are currently held online


Last Sunday in February

No meetings are held in the months of August or December.


Torrey Pines Docent Society

Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Foundation


Plans & Documents

Draft Los Penasquitos Lagoon

Enhancement Plan Update (2017)

This draft document updates the original Los Penasquitos Lagoon Enhancement Plan certified in 1985.

The draft plan was prepared by the Los Penasquitos Lagoon Foundation in collaboration with California State Parks with input from numerous stakeholder groups through six public workshops sponsored by the Torrey Pines Association.

Draft Torrey Pines State Reserve

Trails Management Plan (2005)

The draft plan was prepared by California State Parks staff and Docent Rick Vogel.

It is designed to guide Reserve managers, staff, and volunteers who build, maintain, or repair trails within the Reserve. The plan seeks to balance protection of fragile natural resources with the desire for public access and recreation.

Torrey Pines Lodge

National Register of Historic Places (1998)

Nomination prepared by Alexander D. Bevil for California State Parks, San Diego Coast District.

Wildlife Management Plan

Torrey Pines State Reserve (1997)

A Report Prepared Under the Resource Preservation Grant Program of the California Department of Parks and Recreation.