On Oct. 10, 2014, President Barack Obama designated 346,177 acres of existing federal lands, about half of the Angeles National Forest, as the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. However, declaring a monument is just the beginning phase of protecting the area. An effective and comprehensive management plan will be key to
Developing a management plan that protects free flowing rivers and wild places, conserves fish and wildlife habitat, provides for public transportation and access, and improves recreational opportunities and visitor services is a key component of our vision for this region and is dependent on consistent public input.
The Forest Service is currently seeking public comments concerning the scope of a proposed management plan for the newly established San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
As a visitor and/or adjacent resident to the area, you can attend one or more public meetings held next week and send an email to the Forest Service by July 27, 2015.
Next week, the Forest Service will hold public meetings where you will have the opportunity to express your opinions and recommend issues that should be addressed in the plan next week:
Glendale, CA – Monday, June 22, 4-8PM, Pacific Community Center, 501 Pacific Avenue.
Palmdale, CA – Tuesday, June 23, 4-8PM, Palmdale Legacy Commons Senior Center, 930 East Avenue Q9.
Glendora, CA – Wednesday, June 24, 4-8PM, Pico House, Glendora Public Library, 140 S. Glendora Avenue.
Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, June 25, 3-8PM, Pico House, 424 N. Main Street.
Wrightwood, CA – Friday, June 26, 4-8PM, 24537 Big Pines Highway.
You may also submit your comments via email by the public comment deadline of July 27, 2015.
We hope you can make it!
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