Look no further. We are prepared to guide you on a memorable journey through some of the most magical and biologically diverse places on earth!
To schedule a FREE tour or for more information, please email jrobinson@naturalist-for-you.org.



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Naturalist For You (NFY) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, public benefit corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.

Mission: Connecting everyone to local wilderness!

NFY was created to connect you, the public, to the diverse natural areas in your backyard. As naturalists we possess a broad knowledge and understanding of the natural world. We are trained to observe natural processes and interpret their significance for your benefit. We are passionate about wild places and seek to share that passion with you.

We primarily conduct programs on publicly-owned land, such as the national forests, state parks, and county parks. We also provide exclusive access to private preserves owned by local land trusts. Many of our local natural areas are vast, beautiful, and mysterious, but rarely visited by the majority of our population. We want to encourage you to explore these priceless treasures. Every positive experience we share in nature brings us closer to preserving it for future generations.

Our vision is to preserve the ecological integrity of our local natural areas through community outreach and stewardship. Our programs are meant to be entertaining and educational. We understand that the human and natural communities are connected. Therefore, tours are designed to avoid negative impacts, such as habitat destruction, wildlife injury, erosion, and various forms of pollution. In addition to preserving a high level of respect for our natural surroundings, your comfort and safety are our highest priorities.

OPEN RECRUITMENT
We are currently recruiting new volunteers to help with tour programs, online marketing, and outreach. If you are interested, please contact Joel Robinson. Also, please visit our Resources page, which includes recommend books, websites, and apps.

We are professional naturalist guides who provide entertaining and educational natural and cultural history tours, workshops, classes, presentations, activities and events for individuals, families, tourists, organizations, public agencies, teachers, students, scouts, clubs, community groups and religious institutions. We have indepth knowledge of the vast network of trails and footpaths within forests, parks, open spaces, natural areas, reserves and preserves in Southern California. Our services include the following topics:
  • Plants & Wildlife/Ecology/Watersheds/Home Landscape Biosurveys
  • Habitat Restoration/Holistic Resource Management/Permaculture
  • Storytelling/Living History/Folk Music
  • Foraging/Primitive Skills/Sustainable Living
Are you curious about a particular natural area near your neighborhood, but afraid to visit on your own? Are you a national or international tourist? Explore these areas with Naturalist For You:
  • Southern California
  • Central California
  • Scotland, England, Wales
  • Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Plus more...
Upcoming hikes/events:
  • Foraging, birding, tracking, living history reenactments, waterfalls, night walks, mountain music jams, storytelling, primitive skills, bug eating, school field trips, presentations, college classes, scouting badges, mindfulness meditation, spiritual retreats, camping, backpacking, watershed ecology and much more!
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Naturalist For You is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation in California, USA, & a charitable body, a SCIO registered in Scotland, with registration number SC045993.
Providing extraordinary wilderness experiences for everyone.
For naturalist inquiries, contact Joel Robinson: jrobinson@naturalist-for-you.org
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