Partial Park Closure Due to Hazardous Conditions
Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa re-opens 5/14/13, with restrictions (sunrise to sunset, not all trails). Sandstone Peak & Mishe Mokwa trails will also open, as will Backbone Trail east of Point Mugu State Park boundary. Point Mugu backcountry remains closed. More »
Trucks on Cheeseboro Canyon Trail
Occasional truck traffic (approx 6 trips per day) will take place on Cheeseboro Cyn Trail weekdays between 8am & 4pm for demolition and removal of Cheeseboro Tank. Should be completed by 5/24/13. Check back for updates or call 818-889-8996. More »
Baja California Treefrog
USGS / Chris Brown
Large schools of tadpoles often feed in shallow water, aggregating for thermoregulation and to avoid predation. Tadpoles are blackish to dark brown, and grow to less than 2 inches in length before metamorphosis. Tadpoles enter metamorphosis in about 2 months, around June to late August. When in the process of metamorphosis, many tadpoles are often seen in aggregations at the edge of a pond. Juvenile treefrogs may either stay and spend the winter, or disperse to nearby sites.
Did You Know?
Four state parks were the triumph of a grassroots movement to protect open spaces minutes from Los Angeles in the 1950s & 60s. Three women, Sue Nelson, Jill Swift, and Margo Feuer further galvanized the movement that helped make Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area a reality in 1978.