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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Contact Public Affairs

Shooting Star (Dodecatheon clevlandii) are one of the most unique flowers to the Santa Monica Mountains.

The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is dedicated to connecting media outlets, researchers, and park stakeholders to appropriate information and contacts within the recreation area.

For general assistance, please contact Public Affairs Officer Kate Kuykendall at 805-370-2343 or send your request via email.

For fire-related inquiries, please contact Fire Information Officer Mike Wilson at 805-370-2364 or send your request via email.

Did You Know?

Yellow Star thistle from texasinvasives.org

Invasive plant seeds and fruits can stick to you boots, shoelaces, backpacks and even pets! Check your gear! Make sure you’re not introducing harmful invasive species like the Yellow Star thistle to the Park, or into your back yard. More...