Category Archives: SMM Conservancy

A brief history of the Backbone Trail

The Backbone Trail, a 67-mile route among the sycamore canyons and sandstone peaks of the Santa Monica Mountains, was a dream in the 1960s. Today it is a reality. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2016 … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Malibu council seeks to ban overnight camping in parks

Concern over fires is cited in killing the city’s deal with conservancy. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, December 6, 2007 To the relief of residents in fire-prone canyon areas, the Malibu City Council voted 5 to 0 … Continue reading

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Malibu camping accord reached

Overnight stays in some mountain areas would be allowed under a tentative agreement crafted by the city and conservancy. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2007 The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the city of Malibu … Continue reading

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Controversial Malibu hills access plan OKd

Conservancy’s proposal for camping and hiking will be sent to the state coastal panel. City officials fear increased traffic, fire risk. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2006 The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy approved a controversial … Continue reading

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SMMNRA Trail Policy Alternatives ready for public input

 SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA   National Park Service California State Parks Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy   Newsletter  ff3                                                                                    August, 2005   Public Scoping Announcement Conceptual Trail Policy Map Alternatives Ready for Public Input National Park Service, California State Parks, … Continue reading

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