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LMVA provides a variety of interpretive services during the summer, including campfire programs for children and adults at area campgrounds.  During a campfire program you might learn something about mountain history, including depictions of mountain men, Imperial Valley farmers, a Kumeyaay Native American, or the first Ranger on the mountain.  Mountain wildlife crafts are also presented.


Cowboy re-enactment.

Other programs include Hug-A-Tree, and Pine Cone Bird Feeders.  LMVA volunteers also lead Nature Walks during the summer, providing interpretive information regarding the forest flora and fauna. You can even create your own program!


LMVA leads a Nature Walk.


Re-enactment of Carl Brenner, the first Ranger of the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area.

LMVA is working with the Forest Service to receive authorization to conduct a Trail Ambassador Program.  Under this program, hikers, equestrians, and bikers will interact with hikers on certain trails, provide information, make sure everyone is safe and not lost, and observe/report any unusual activity.  Ambassadors will be trained in two-way radio use, in case emergency personnel need contacting.  It is expected that this program will free up scarce Forest Service staff to patrol more remote trails.