News

Coffee with a Ranger and hike with a Docent, Saturday 9/30/17

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Coffee with a Ranger and hike with a Docent, Saturday 9/30/17

Celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 30, 2017 with Coffee with a Ranger at 8 am followed by a hike with a Docent All are welcome. Free...

Read More

Fire Season Safety

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Fire Season Safety

Fire Season Safety The Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority (Habitat Authority) is a local government agency which manages the Puente Hills Preserve, 3,870 acres of hillsides in Whittier, Hacienda Heights and La Habra Heights.  Annually, the Habitat Authority has provided vegetation clearance between adjacent homes and the Preserve wildlands.  In 2016, we received a two-year grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection through the Fire Prevention Fund in the amount of $18,773 to contribute to the overall costs of vegetation clearance efforts for fire safety in State Responsibility Areas.   Fire season is upon us, so being as prepared...

Read More

New Preserve Hours

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in News | Comments Off on New Preserve Hours

Why Are the Preserve Hours Changing? Click here for more information....

Read More

60-Acre Habitat Restoration Project to Enhance Powder Canyon- Update

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in News | Comments Off on 60-Acre Habitat Restoration Project to Enhance Powder Canyon- Update

UPDATE June 12, 2017 A lot of work is occurring in Powder Canyon! To initiate our restoration project, goats did a great job clearing the site of nonnative vegetation in the fall of 2016.  When visiting Powder Canyon , you may notice the above-ground yellow/white irrigation pipes that have been installed throughout the 60-acre site.    The irrigation is currently being used to stimulate weed growth that will be eliminated/killed using herbicide in a series of “grow-kill” events throughout the next year.  A second year of grow-kill will likely be necessary in the coastal sage scrub habitat restoration sites due to the high amount of weeds in those areas. ...

Read More

Hellman Park Trailhead Trail Improvements

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Hellman Park Trailhead Trail Improvements

Hellman Park Trailhead has reopened as of May 4, 2017.

Read More

Fire Season Safety

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Fire Season Safety

Fire Season Safety Fire season is fast approaching, and with summer comes the heat. Native plants go dormant and the Puente Hills turn golden for the hot months until the rains come and they turn to the lush green and flowers you see in the spring. The Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority (Habitat Authority) is a local government agency which manages the Puente Hills Preserve, 3,870 acres of hillsides in Whittier, Hacienda Heights and La Habra Heights. The Habitat Authority has annually provided clearance between adjacent homes and the Preserve. In 2016, we received a two-year grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in the amount of...

Read More