Join Us: Public Hearings for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Management Plan
Living in Southern California, it’s hard to miss the San Gabriel Mountains. The dramatic mountains, majestic forests, and clear rivers provide one-third of Los Angeles County’s drinking water and recreation opportunities for more than 17 million people.
The San Gabriel Mountains National Monument was designated by President Obama in October 2014 as a direct result of our efforts over the years to secure additional protections for this region. For San Gabriel Mountains Forever, the monument designation is a key component of achieving our vision for the region. Now we have an opportunity to actively participate in the development of the management plan for the new monument and show support for improved access and transportation, recreational amenities, and protection for our rivers and key habitat.
The Forest Service is holding a series of public meetings about the future of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Please let the Forest Service know that the management plan should improve visitor services, expand recreation opportunities, enhance access, and increase education, resource protection, and enforcement. In our work with the community over the last several years, we have identified a need for: safe and accessible trails with public transportation options; and improved recreation areas, including restrooms and trash disposal.
It’s vital that your voice be heard for the future of the national monument.
Friends, family, neighbors, and you!
San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Public Meetings
WHEN AND WHERE:
June 22, 4-8 p.m. – Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave, Glendale, CA
June 23, 4-8 p.m. – Palmdale Legacy Commons Senior Center, 930 East Ave. Q9, Palmdale, CA
June 24, 4-8 p.m. – Glendora Public Library, 140 S. Glendora Ave., Glendora, CA
June 25, 3-8 p.m. – Pico House, 424 N. Main St., Los Angeles, CA
June 26 4-8 p.m. – Big Pines Lodge, 24537 Big Pines Highway, Wrightwood, CA
Growing population, increased recreational use, and insufficient resources to manage this vulnerable wilderness jeopardize the future of the San Gabriel Mountains. For years, community groups, activists, and people like you have advocated for more resources and better management. Designation of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument was an important first step. It is now time for the Forest Service to develop a management plan that ensures that the San Gabriel Mountains are protected — but it won’t happen unless you, your friends, family, and neighbors show up to show strong support for a strong management plan for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
Thanks for all you do to protect the environment!
For more information about protecting the San Gabriel Mountains visit San Gabriel Mountains Forever