SMMNRA Interagency Trail Management Plan
A NEPA and CEQA-based Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) will accompany the TMP to provide a detailed analysis of potential environmental impacts of the proposed plan. The original federal and state notices to prepare the TMP EIS/EIR were published in 2003. In September 2005, NPS, State Parks, and SMMC/MRCA conducted public scoping meetings and gathered public comments on conceptual trail policies and map alternatives needed to prepare the Draft EIS/
PUBLIC SCOPING WRAP-UP
The first step toward preparing the TMP is to complete the public scoping for EIS/EIR that was initiated in 2005. Federal and state notices to prepare the TMP EIS/EIR have been newly released and announce the opportunity for the public to give input on the content and alternatives of the EIS/EIR. Click on the following links to read the notices.
Comments are currently being accepted through April 1, 2014.
How to Comment: For more information on public scoping meetings and how to submit comments, click on the following link or or copy and paste it into your browser:
TRAIL MANAGEMENT PLAN BACKGROUND
For more information on trail planning for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, click on the links below.
Public Scoping 2005 - Maps and Summary of Public Comments
Public Scoping 2014 - Presentation and Maps
SMMNRA Recreational Trail Use Visitor Survey
Recreational Trail Use Visitor Survey, July, 2002
Did You Know?
Piece by piece, a trail is forging its way along the "backbone" of the recreation area. California State Parks took the first step toward a 65-mile Backbone Trail in 1978. With 5 miles left to go, single track trails and fireroads will unite this patchwork of public parklands from east to west.