Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Volunteer At Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Wins National Honor

A long-time volunteer at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area who devised a wildflower identification database for the NRA is being honored as the National Park Service's national "Outstanding Volunteer."

Mark Your Calendars: First Annual Santa Monica Mountains Science Festival

Want to figure out a way to get over your squeamishness about bugs? Then you might want to attend the first science festival at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, as bugs will be on the agenda.

Environmental, Cultural Center Proposed at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Core to the mission of the National Park Service is opening the eyes of visitors to the wonders that can be found within the National Park System. At Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, officials hope to expand their efforts in that arena through construction of an environmental and cultural center at the King Gillette Ranch.

Rediscovering the Lowly Lichen across the National Park System

Lungwort, copyright Kirby Adams
Lichens, which sprout throughout the National Park System, are the Rodney Dangerfield of the natural world. They just don’t get any respect. Lichenologists likewise don’t garner much recognition for their lifetimes spent poking around the crusty grey stuff on tree trunks. Among others, one intrepid man in California is taking steps to remedy both of those deficiencies.

Need to Identify Exotic Weeds in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area? There's An App For That!

Need to identify invasive weeds at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area? There's an app for that!

Understanding Mountain Lions at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Gets A Boost From New Lion

Despite its highly urbanized setting, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area has a decidedly wild edginess, one that springs from its resident mountain lions.

National Park Mystery Photo 10 Revealed: Dr. Quinn Could Have Identified This Photo

If there was a trick to this week's Mystery Photo, it was that the buildings were not authentic. Rather, this the Western Town at Paramount Ranch in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Welcome to "Paradise on Earth, California style"

The Gillette Ranch.
Here's some good news as we near the end of 2008—you're part-owner of a spot described as "Paradise on earth, California style." Your on-site managers are working on a plan for the place, and you're welcome to give them your ideas.

Creating Cape Cod National Seashore Forced the National Park Service to Think Outside the Box

Cape Cod National Seashore was established 47 years ago on August 7, 1961. To create the new park, the National Park Service had to “think outside the box” and employ greenlining and cooperative stewardship.

National Park System Quiz 13: Mountains

A mountain is “a natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass, generally steep sides, a discernible peak, and a height greater than that of a hill.” This week’s quiz will see how much you know about mountains in the national parks. Answers are at the end. No peaking, please.

"BioBlitz" Coming to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

When people talk about national parks, the discussion usually revolves around vacations, not biodiversity. And yet, America's national parks are biodiversity sinks. How extensive those sinks are, well, that's a good question. It's one researchers are trying to answer through All Taxa Biodiversity Inventories.
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