2013 Fire Restirctions
Due to high fire danger, fire and smoking restrictions are now in effect on all National Park Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. For details, please download the public notice or call 805-370-2301. More »
Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa! Currently, this park site is only open sunrise to sunset.
The NPS has completed the public scoping meetings for the joint Invasive Plant Management Plan/Environmental Assessment (IPMP/EA) for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Redwood National Park. There is still time to provide comments! Interested individuals, organizations, and agencies are encouraged to provide comments regarding the scope of issues to be addressed in the IPMP/EA. Please review the information contained in the newsletter that is available on the NPS park planning website (provided below). Additionally, you are invited to comment on the Preliminary Alternatives that have been identified, and provide suggestions for how the NPS should manage invasive plants at the parks.
Public Comment Period is open until October 1, 2013. Use the link below to access the Planning, Environment & Public Comment site where you can submit your comments.
Documents Open for Public Review
Other Plans and Projects
A list of park projects without documents open for review can be found at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/samo.
Did You Know?
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area was established in 1978, but the National Park Service did not own public parkland in the area until 1980. National Park Rangers devised clever ways to promote the national park goals without land by creating thriving partnerships with many agencies.