Documents Open for Public Comment
National Park Service - PEPC - Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (nps.gov)
The National Park Service is required by the NPS Organic Act and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to plan and make informed decisions that help preserve park resources and values. The NPS carries out this responsibility by preparing studies and involving the public before making decisions that will affect the environment.
General Management Plan
GMP-General Management Plan Documents - Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
Management plans ensure park managers are guided by law, regulation, science and public input when ensuring the mission of the park is accomplished. The park's mission is governed by both the National Park Service Organic Act and the legislation that created Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area known as enabling legislation.
Trail Management Planning for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
The National Park Service (NPS), California State Parks (CSP), Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC), and the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA) have placed the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) Trails Management Plan (TMP) on indefinite hold. NPS has moved away from broad, general plans and associated required NEPA compliance, as these plans could take decades to implement and do not have allocated resources. NPS is now moving toward focused, project-specific trail plans that can be accomplished in a 1–5 year window. Given the interconnectivity of the properties within the SMMNRA, it is not practical to continue the planning process without the full participation of all partnering organizations. The SMMNRA TMP will be placed on hold until such time when all participating agencies can collectively prioritize and provide the necessary resources to complete the plan.
Last updated: March 28, 2023