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

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Press Kit

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Fact Sheet -- provides a general overview of the national recreation area and our unique ownership structure.

Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Fact Sheet -- details about the history, cost, and environmental sustainability of our new visitor center in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains.

Carnivores Fact Sheet -- what scientists have learned about the challenges facing local mountain lions and bobcats.

Aquatic Amphibians Fact Sheet -- what species live within the national recreation area and what is being done to conserve them?

Did You Know?

The adult female of this cub died in 2005.

A study that began in 2002 reveals a lion and his offspring are surviving in the Santa Monica Mountains. Radio collars track them crossing roads and navigating through open spaces. Their future is uncertain, but with conservation efforts, they may continue to make these mountains their home.