Category Archives: MRCA

67-Mile Backbone Trail will soon be completed in Santa Monica Mountains

Finally, a route will run through it Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2016 For more than 50 years, Southern Californians have dreamed of following an uninterrupted trail among the sycamore canyons and sandstone peaks of … Continue reading

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A Cast of Characters: The Creation of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Source of this article: KCET.org, June 25, 2015 The public is so often chastised for not really hanging in to achieve action on a particular cause. This reaffirms the need for really hanging in. All those people who worked — … Continue reading

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Giant swath of open space protected in Calabasas

A Stokes Canyon landowner has donated a conservation easement on 298 acres of pristine habitat to the MRCA. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, February 12, 2015 The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) preserves and manages open … Continue reading

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Report: National Park visitors spend big

A new National Park Service report shows that the 650,000 visitors to national parklands in the Santa Monica Mountains spent $26 million in the surrounding community in 2012. The spending supported 336 local jobs. Source of this article: The Thousand … Continue reading

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NPS seeks greater control of surrounding hillsides

Rim of the Valley study now in fifth year Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 18, 2013 The mountains encircling the Conejo and Simi valleys may soon become part of the U.S. National Park Service. The Conejo … Continue reading

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MRCA to purchase 612 acres of Ladyface Mtn for pubic use

Source of this article: Zev’s Blog, March 20, 2013 Lovers of the Santa Monica Mountains soon will have 612 acres of new reasons to cherish the wilderness expanse at the edge of one of the world’s largest cities. The Los … Continue reading

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Mounted patrol assists park visitors

The network of park services in Southern California has a secret weapon for protecting folks visiting any of the parks and trails in the Santa Monica Mountains. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, Nov 1, 2012 The Mounted … Continue reading

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L.A. developer ordered to let hikers use trail on his land

A judge rules on the path that runs across nearly half of the 97 acres that Mohamed Hadid owns next to Franklin Canyon Park. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, October 19, 2012 A Los Angeles real estate … Continue reading

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Margot Feuer dies at 89; helped create Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

The threat of development led Margot Feuer to be one of ‘the founding mothers’ of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2012 By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times … Continue reading

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National Park Service visitor center in T.O. will close soon

The National Park Service, along with local and state agencies, will open the Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on June 9. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, May 3, 2012 … Continue reading

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