March 03, 2014
Santa Monica Mtns National Recreation Area Generates $26 Million in Local Economic Impact
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 650,000 visitors to national park lands in the Santa Monica Mountains spent $26 million in the surrounding community in 2012. That spending supported 336 jobs in the local area.
February 11, 2014
Three Mountain Lion Kittens Struck by Vehicles in Recent Weeks
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Three local mountain lion kittens have been fatally struck by vehicles in recent weeks, in two separate incidents. Roads pose one of the most significant challenges to the long-term survival of mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounding area.
February 05, 2014
Public Meetings Scheduled for Santa Monica Mountains Trail Management Plan
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Park officials are preparing an interagency trail management plan for the approximately 500 miles of trails within Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
January 28, 2014
National Park Service Accepting Applications for Artist-In-Residence Program
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Artists from all disciplines are invited to apply for an artist-in-residence program that seeks to connect young people to the Santa Monica Mountains.
January 21, 2014
National Park Service Hosts Winter Sky Star Party February 8
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – The National Park Service invites the public to attend the Winter Sky Star Party at Paramount Ranch on Saturday, February 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The free event will feature star-gazing, constellation tours and children's activities.
January 16, 2014
Park Officials Lift Nighttime Closures for Point Mugu State Park and Rancho Sierra Vista
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- As of January 15, officials with California State Parks and the National Park Service will lift the nighttime closures imposed after last year's Springs Fire. The restriction to official roads and trails remains in place.
January 14, 2014
Study Suggests Air Pollution in the Santa Monica Mountains Is Harming Native Plants, Increasing Fire Risk
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Initial results from experiments conducted in the Santa Monica Mountains indicate that high levels of nitrogen may adversely impact native plants and, by extension, increase the risk of wildfire.
January 09, 2014
DNA Results Show Further Signs of Inbreeding in Local Mountain Lions
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Preliminary DNA results from three mountain lion kittens born in the Santa Monica Mountains last month indicate they are the result of inbreeding.