A long look at whether a landscape that generally includes the mountains encircling San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi and Conejo Valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura counties in California should be designated a unit of the National Park System is suggesting that 173,000 acres be added to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Looking for something to do in the National Park System in November and December? Check out this listing of activities, from Andersonville National Historic Site to Yoemite National Park.
A genetic sampling of more than 300 mountain lions in southern California, including within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, shows the big cats lack genetic diversity.
Things hopefully will be hopping in the near future in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California, where hundreds of California red-legged frog tadpoles have been released as part of the first-ever effort to expand the range of the threatened species in Southern California.
Stars, from the skies above, not Hollywood, will be celebrated on August 2 at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California.
California's 101 Freeway is turning into a killing zone for mountain lions, as three kittens have been killed by traffic on the highway in recent weeks, according to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area officials.
For over 70 years, there was plenty of "star gazing" at the Paramount Ranch. Located near Los Angeles, the Ranch was used for filming more than 150 movies and TV shows featuring some of the biggest names in the industry. Now part of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, the ranch will host a chance for the public to enjoy a more timeless type of star gazing during a winter sky star party on the evening of February 8.
Inbreeding, long seen as a problem with the Florida panther population in Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida, is evoling into more of a problem with mountain lions in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California.
Bottled-up genetics lead to problems, as evidenced by the inbreeding woes of the wolves at Isle Royale National Park. Though mountain lions that roam Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area aren't as inbred as those wolves, the lack of genetic diversity is a growing concern.