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 »
Citizen Science Continues in the Santa Monica Mountains
Contact: Lauren Newman, 805-370-2343
On Saturday, January 30th at 2pm, join Brian Haggerty and Dr. Susan Mazer, from UC Santa Barbara, as they present ‘Planting the Seeds for Citizen Scientists’. This program shows how you can join other citizen scientists nationwide in observing the effects of climate change on plants and animals and providing that information to scientists. It’s simple, easy to do on your own, and something families, classrooms, or scout groups can do to track the effects of climate change on our local flora.
The lecture will be held at the National Park Service Visitor Center at 401 West Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. This is a free program. Visitors are encouraged to come early so they can look at the latest books on climate change and sustainability for sale in the Western National Parks Bookstore. For any questions please call 805-370-2301, or download a free “Outdoors” schedule from our website at www.nps.gov/samo
The National Park Service Visitor Center is located at 401 West Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. From the Ventura Freeway (101), exit Lynn Road. Turn north on Lynn Road, right on Hillcrest Drive, and left on McCloud Ave. Turn into the first driveway on the right. Follow the road to parking area. Walk down the stairs or take elevator down to the Visitor Center. Signs will direct you to the lecture room.
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.