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National Park Service - PEPC - Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (

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) (

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 Lake Mead National Recreation Area known as enabling legislation.

Trail Management Planning for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

The National Park Service, California State Parks, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority have reinitiated preparation of the long-awaited Trail Management Plan (TMP) for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). The TMP will establish the overall vision for future development and management of the SMMNRA trail network. Based on identified desired conditions for park natural, cultural and recreational resources, the TMP will prescribe a comprehensive plan for circulation, access, and allowable trail uses for trails throughout the national recreation area.

Last updated: February 23, 2022

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