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Rim of the Valley Corridor
Special Resource Study

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The National Park Service is conducting a "special resource study" of the area known as the "Rim of the Valley Corridor." This is the area that generally includes the mountains encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi and Conejo Valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties in southern California. The purpose of this special resource study is to determine whether any portion of the Rim of the Valley Corridor study area is eligible to be designated as a unit of the national park system or added to an existing national park. The study will also explore other ways that private or governmental entities can protect resources and provide more outdoor recreation opportunities.

Summary of Comments on the Preliminary Findings and Alternative Concepts

In October 2012, the NPS study team presented preliminary findings and alternative concepts for public review in Newsletter #3. Each of the preliminary alternative concepts presented for the study area offers a different collaborative, partnership-based approach to resource protection and public use and enjoyment, while respecting existing land management and ownership. You may download Newsletter #3 from this web site or you may request a printed copy from our office.

The study team would like to thank everyone who submitted comments and participated in our public forums. We received many thoughtful comments on the preliminary alternative concepts presented in the newsletter. Click on the link below to view or download a summary of comments received. Preliminary Findings and Alternative Concepts - Summary of Comments (August 2013)

We have also updated our "frequently asked questions" page to answer commonly asked questions that we heard at the public forums.

Next Steps - Draft Study Report

We are currently in the process of preparing the draft study report and environmental assessment which we hope to make available for public review in 2014. The public comments received on the draft study report will be considered in the preparation of the final study report which will be transmitted to Congress with the NPS Director’s recommendation for the most efficient and effective alternative.

If you would like to receive updates and newsletters about this study, you are welcome to join our mailing list at any time.

Hikers crossing Flint Wash Bridge in Pasadena

As directed by Congress through the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-229-May 2008) , the National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a “special resource study” of the area known as the Rim of the Valley Corridor, generally including the mountains encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi, and Conejo Valleys in California.

 

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updated 9/3/13