Category Archives: Trail Building and Repair

Lang Ranch park plans taking shape

Since completing a series of community outreach meetings in spring 2012, the Conejo Recreation and Park District has further refined its plans for the development of its 124-acre Lang Ranch property, bordered by Erbes Road, Avenida de Los Arboles and … Continue reading

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Trail at Grant Park gives Ventura a new walking point

A mile-long hiking trail is part of an ambitious plan to transform Grant Park — a place whose main draw until recently was a tribute to Junipero Serra — into a lush botanical garden. Source of this article: The Los … Continue reading

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Juggling chain saws not allowed

Source of this article: The Condor Call, journal of the Los Padres chapter of the Sierra Club, October-November 2012 By James Paxton “Be here at the office at 7:30 a.m. sharp. A minute late and you don’t work.” Coming from … Continue reading

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A milestone gift for L.A.’s trails from the County of Los Angeles

The Backbone Trail is one celebrity-owned property and an easement short of completion. The Cold Creek High Trail is just three parcels shy of being in public hands. Just one 700-foot path and hikers and horseback riders on the Las … Continue reading

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Parks trail work gives young crew member new perspective

Irvin Centeno is no stranger to trouble; he lives on tough streets. But he’s discovered the rugged life of trail work and a path to fulfillment. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, September 9, 2012 Irvin Centeno’s tagger … Continue reading

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COSCA Spring Trailwork Report

On Saturday, March 24, sixty-nine volunteers and several Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA) rangers worked together to build 0.4 miles of a new 0.63-mile long singletrack, multi-use segment of the Canyon Overlook Trail. The new trail in Wildwood Park … Continue reading

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Boardwalk planned for trail where giant sequoias fell

Forest Service received slew of suggestions on how to proceed after twin giant sequoias blocked portion of popular trail. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2011 By Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times The U.S. Forest Service … Continue reading

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Summary of Public Scoping Comments Newsletter Available for Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study

What follows is the contents of an email we received from the National Park Service: Summary of Public Scoping Comments Newsletter Available for Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study Thank you for taking time to send us scoping … Continue reading

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Groups hard at work, clearing trails

Thousand Oaks is surrounded by 15,000 acres of open space that includes about 100 miles of hiking trails. Keeping the rustic paths clear of growth and debris isn’t an easy job, according to Glen Kinney, the supervising park ranger for … Continue reading

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Ed Davis Park Trail: A green uprising

Volunteer Jim Nowatzki goes mano a mano with overgrown trails at Ed Davis Park. But with singed canyons recovering from the 2003 blazes, he wouldn’t have it any other way. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, May 3, … Continue reading

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