Santa Monica Mountains

A view of the Pacific Ocean and California coastline from high in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Santa Monica Mountains Acquires More Land For Conservation

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority has acquired the final 150 acres of the 325-acre Triangle Ranch open space in the Santa Monica Mountains.

December 6, 2021 - The Acorn

Rendering of the proposed Liberty Canyon Wildlife Corridor

California Wildlife Crossings Get New Funding

The state is budgeting $61 million to build wildlife crossings that increase biodiversity, help species thrive, and save both human and animal lives.

July 28, 2021 - CALmatters

A view of the Pacific Ocean and California coastline from high in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Taking Care of the Santa Monica Mountains

Learn more about the Resource Conservation District which promotes land stewardship and resource conservation in the mountains through habitat restoration, planning, research, and education.

July 1, 2021 - Malibu Times

Wildfire

Wildfire Recovery for the Nation's Largest Urban Park

The National Park Service is seeking public comments on the redevelopment of sites within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area that were burned in the 2018 Woolsey Fire. 

June 22, 2021 - National Park Service

Mountain Lion

Sunday Fun: The Mountain Lions of Los Angeles Get Their Own Social Media Presence

The National Park Service has launched the Puma Profiles, making it easier to explore the lives of the city's largest collection of feral residents.

November 6, 2016 - KPCC

A Political Victory to Protect Wild Coastal Land

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky discusses how the approval of new plans will preserve a stretch of unincorporated Southern California coastline.

May 14, 2014 - The Planning Report

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