Rim of the World Interpretive Association (ROWIA) is a California nonprofit, public-benefit corporation founded in 1982. In close partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, we maintain and staff Heaps Peak Arboretum.
OUR MISSION. OUR VISION.
ROWIA’s mission is to raise public awareness of and inspire active interest in the San Bernardino Mountains through nature-focused educational activities. Our vision emphasizes caring for the National Forest, including area treasures such as Heaps Peak Arboretum.