NOTICE: Quail Springs was not directly impacted by the recent fires or mudslides and we continue to operate in full capacity.
Our hearts go out to all those affected.


It is with great pleasure that we announce that phase I of the Quail Springs Capital Campaign to buy the land is complete! The enormity of this collective action cannot be overstated, and we extend infinite gratitude to all of you who contributed and helped us raise the money to buy these precious 450-acres. We are humbled by all of the generosity.

This means that we can care for the land in perpetuity, that we can enact the first phases of our 200-year vision, and that we can plant trees we’ll never sit under the shade of. With this first phase of our fundraising accomplished, we plan to take a much-needed break to focus on programming, land stewardship, community engagement, and personal revitalization for 2018. In 2019, we will undertake a feasibility study for Phase II of the capital campaign which will support critical infrastructure at Quail Springs. A major focus of this effort is our intention to work closely with the county to design a ‘bridge’ building that helps move forward the legalization of safe, affordable, non-toxic buildings. We will keep you posted!

In Gratitude,
Janice Setser, Quail Springs Executive Director

And the Quail Springs Team

Quail Springs is a leading environmental educational nonprofit that empowers students of all ages and backgrounds with knowledge, skills, and inspiration essential to cultivating ecological and social health.


Quail Springs is a collective of onsite educators, farmers, ecologists, natural builders, chefs, artists, and other talented team members, connected to expansive local and international networks of leading-edge practitioners and passionate change-makers.


Quail Springs is located in the Coast Ranges of the Southern California mountains in a quiet canyon of the Cuyama Valley, surrounded on three sides by the ruggedly beautiful Los Padres National Forest.


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