Issues: National Parks, Wild Lands, Wildlife
Partner: National Parks Conservation Association
Airport Origin : Agua Dulce, CA
Fly conservation partners and public officials to advocate for the expansion of protected land in the Santa Monica Mountains. Educate about environmental and recreational values and see the beauty of the Rim of the Valley to secure Congressional support for legislative protection.
The Rim of the Valley is a campaign to expand the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area by over 190,000 acres, more than doubling the existing size. The expansion will enable the National Park Service and local communities to better protect natural resources and habitats, and provide improved access to nature for recreational and educational purposes. In particular, the expansion will enhance management of dwindling habitat, active wildlife corridors, and historic watersheds critical to the Los Angeles region's ecosystem. This is one of the few areas where large carnivores such as the mountain lion still roam the hills adjacent to a bustling metropolis. The Rim of the Valley will ensure future generations can enjoy Los Angeles' rich natural and cultural heritage.
If successful, the expansion will be among the region's most significant conservation accomplishments since the founding of the original park in 1978. Currently, the National Parks Conservation Association is working to ensure key Congressional support for legislative protection of the Rim of the Valley.