Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) introduced legislation on June 12 that will permanently protect the San Gabriel Mountains and its rivers and improve recreation for this popular destination in Los Angeles County’s backyard.
WITH its plate full on issues of health care, climate change and war funding, Congress can be excused for putting wilderness protection on the back burner.
But there's a growing movement among local clergy, city councils and environmental groups to seek added congressional protection to portions of the Angeles National Forest, its rivers, habitat and wild animal species.
Forests are home to California Condors, Arroyo Toads and other imperiled species
San Francisco — Four national forests in Southern California — home to condors, arroyo toads and other rare species — will benefit from an agreement announced today between conservationists, the state of California, off-road vehicle users and the U.S. Forest Service to protect more than 1 million acres of roadless areas from development. The agreement is awaiting approval by federal district court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel.
LOS ANGELES – A proposal to permanently protect federally-owned land and rivers in the San Gabriel Mountains is strongly supported by 75% of voters in local communities, according to a new poll released today. Preserving publicly-owned lands and waterways in Southern California is also strongly favored by voters, the survey found.
Urban Southern California – known for its traffic logjams and ever-growing suburbia – will soon benefit from an agreement to protect one million acres of wild lands in four local national forests.
These added protections are the windfall from a successful lawsuit that challenged the management plans of four Southern California national forests.The Dec. 15 court settlement is a win for drinking water, wildlife habitat, fresh air and outdoor recreation – benefits that will be enjoyed by many generations of families.
The old growth Jeffrey Pines that take root atop one of the most rugged mountain ranges in the country aren’t what immediately comes to mind when one thinks of the Los Angeles area. But these beautiful peaks of the San Gabriel Mountains are just an hour’s drive away for more than 17 million people.