Ways to Get Involved

The best way right now to get involved with the refuge is to participate in the public scoping meetings for the Comprehensive Conservation Plan, or submit comments.  Please visit our planning page to find out more!


Comprehensive Conservation Planning 


There are limited opportunities for volunteering at the Refuge. Please contact the Refuge Manager with any questions at (805) 644-5185.

Our Partners

Building, developing, and maintaining partnerships is one of the priorities of the Service.  The Refuge cooperatively works with a wide variety of partners on many projects involving research, monitoring, habitat restoration, endangered species recovery, invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

Learn more about invasive species
control, education, outreach, interpretation, and other topics.  Some of our primary partners include the following...


California Department of Fish and Wildlife 

California Department of Parks and Recreation 

California Native Plant Society 

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 

City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department 

County of Santa Barbara Department of Parks and Recreation 

Dunes Center 

Dunes Collaborative 

Guadalupe Restoration Project (Chevron Environmental Management) 

Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County 

Maretti-Minetti Ranch 

National Park Service 

San Diego State University

Teixeira Farms 

University of California, Santa Barbara 

University of California, Santa Cruz 


Check out the local Dunes Center for outreach information and opportunities.

Education Programs

The Refuge does not offer Youth Programs at this time.