Hellman and Preserve-wide Management

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Hellman and Preserve-wide Management

Visitation at Hellman Park and the entire Preserve has increased dramatically over the past few years. Managing for the protection of the environment and balance with recreation is discussed in the staff report found here.

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Construction at Hellman Park

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Construction at Hellman Park

For an update click here 11/30/16 Wednesday – Hellman Park Trailhead will be closed due to construction. No hikers or bikers on the trails will be allowed. No parking in the parking lot will be allowed. Thank you for your patience. 11/3/16 Update: Partial decorative fence panels will be installed the second week of November. The project is expected to be completed in December. Construction on the Hellman Park fence continues. Next week, 10/17-10/19, crews will begin work on the main entry gate across the driveway and will begin by saw-cutting the curb on Monday (10/17). While...

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Hellman Increase in Use

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Hellman Increase in Use

Since 2005 there has been over a 2,600% increase in trail use at Hellman Park. The average daily use at this trailhead is 1,087 people, far more than was designed for this location. It is fantastic that people are exercising and enjoying nature, however, trail overuse has the potential to cause negative impacts to the flora and fauna, and trails on the property. Balancing recreation with natural resource preservation is what we try to accomplish with our management of the Puente Hills Preserve, which is in total 3,870 acres including areas of Whittier, Hacienda Heights and La Habra Heights. We are currently examining how to address this issue, and staff is planning to...

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60-Acre Restoration Project to Enhance Powder Canyon

Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in News | Comments Off on 60-Acre Restoration Project to Enhance Powder Canyon

UPDATE, June 12, 2017 Click here September 9, 2016 60 Acre Restoration Project to Enhance Powder Canyon, La Habra Heights Benefitting wildlife and the community Within two-three weeks, the Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority (Habitat Authority) is beginning its largest restoration project to date. As a result of the state and federal regulations placed upon Southern California Edison (SCE) with the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project (TRTP), SCE agreed to consolidate most of their habitat mitigation requirements from Project segments 7 and 8 of the TRTP onto the Habitat Authority’s Preserve. Sixty acres total will be restored to native habitat consisting...

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Volunteer Opportunities

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer Application (click here) All training sessions and meetings are included in volunteer hour commitment below. For additional information or to apply for a volunteer opportunity contact Hills Alive at or call 562-945-9003. Docent Volunteers –Have fun while spending quality time in nature. Learn about local history, plants and animals and more. We are looking for people who love nature and would enjoy working with children and adults. Docent volunteers must complete a 4- week docent training program. Upon completion, trained docents will be able to lead and assist on themed hikes given to the public on the...

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Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Donate

Donate » Land Donations » Tax Consequences To make a donation or for questions, please contact us at 562-945-9003 or The Habitat Authority is qualified to accept tax-deductible charitable donations including monetary and real property. Donations such as these contribute to the purpose of the agency and provide tax benefits for the giver. Checks can be made payable to: Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority 7702 Washington Ave., Suite C Whittier, California 90602 For information regarding mitigation restoration with the Habitat Authority, click here: Mitigation...

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