• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

SMMNRA Trail Management Plan Public Scoping 2014

Public scoping is the earliest phase of preparing a proposed plan or project. The public's input is gathered to help formulate the plan and identify potential environmental impacts that should be analyzed before a plan is finalized. A trail management plan has not yet been developed, although concepts for the content of a plan have been conceived and are included in the 2005 Public Scoping information and here on this webpage for the 2014 Public Scoping.

The public's comments are being accepted through April 1, 2014. Click here to find out how to submit comments. After the comment period ends, the Trail Management Plan team will compile the comments and post a summary at this webpage.

Public scoping wrap-up meetings (wrapping up the scoping that began in 2005), were held at King Gillette Ranch on Thursday, February 20, 2014, and at Temescal Gateway Park on Saturday, February 22, 2014. NPS and State Parks staff provided an overview of past and present work towards the Trail Management Plan and the initiation of the joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report. Click the following link to view the presentation.

TMP 2014 Public Scoping Presentation

Maps were displayed to illustrate the park and resource setting for the Trail Management Plan. Click on the following links to view the maps provided at the meeting. The maps are also now on display at the Anthony C. Beilenson Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch. Visitor Center hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm daily.

Current Status Map 1 - Western SMMNRA - Trails and Land Ownership
Current Status Map 2 - Central SMMNRA - Trails and Land Ownership
Current Status Map 3 - Eastern SMMNRA - Trails and Land Ownership

SMMNRA Trail Network with Sensitive Species Locations

SMMNRA Trail Network with Vegetation

SMMNRA Trail Network with Topography

SMMNRA Trail Network with Aerial Imagery

Backbone Trail Planning Map - Trail Alignment, Proposed Trailheads, Proposed Backcountry Camps

SMMNRA Regional Trail Systems

Did You Know?

The need for plants used in restoration projects loomed large for many years, but volunteers made it happen.

A core group of dedicated National Park volunteers, often laboring in the hot sun, built a native plant nursery from the ground up in 2002. Native plants, from the common Ceanothus to the endangered Lyons pygmy daisy germinated in this volunteer-run nursery will help restore disturbed habitat.