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Sycamore Opening

Posted by on May 13, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Sycamore Opening

Sycamore Canyon will be opening on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

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Some Trails Reopening on May 9, 2020

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Some Trails Reopening on May 9, 2020

The Habitat Authority will be re-opening some trails on Saturday, May 9, 2020. If trail users demonstrate a lack of compliance with social distancing, wearing masks and group gathering then the trails will be closed. If other COVID-19 related public safety concerns develop, closures may be necessitated to protect public health and safety. Hellman –Stays closed. Los Angeles City set the precedent with keeping their busy Runyon Canyon closed, and Runyon Canyon’s congestion and neighborhood parking issues are very similar to Hellman. Turnbull – Reopen Saturday. Arroyo Pescadero – Reopen.  Due to overgrowth and to promote social distancing, the trails will be...

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Trail Status – Open or Closed?

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Trail Status – Open or Closed?

Hello everyone! We know that many of you are anxious to get back out on the trails to enjoy hiking in nature. Our Board and staff are discussing how to approach this in a way that complies with guidelines and protects you and our rangers from over-crowding, a frequent problem for our trails in any time but especially now. We will post on Friday afternoon (5/8) about our decision for this weekend. Regardless of when the Preserve trails re-open, this article has some good tips on practicing distancing while enjoying the (relatively crowded) outdoors in Southern California: https://socalhiker.net/trails-are-re-opening-in-los-angele…/. Stay...

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National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Posted by on Apr 23, 2020 in News | Comments Off on National Volunteer Appreciation Week

Thanking Our Amazing Volunteers! One of the Habitat Authority’s greatest strengths is our team of volunteers. These are people locally and regionally who take action to help inspire stewardship and help keep the trails clean and safe. Whether it involves leading educational school hikes, picking up litter, leading monthly themed hikes for trail enthusiasts, tabling at events, social media postings or helping with our wildlife camera study, these individuals make a difference every day for the Preserve. The Habitat Authority has more than 50 active volunteers and in fiscal year 2018-19 alone, over 2,696 volunteer hours were recorded equivalent to $80,745.20 worth of...

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Wildlife Camera Study Underway

Posted by on Apr 20, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Wildlife Camera Study Underway

Puente Hills Preserve Wildlife Camera Study If you are a frequent visitor to the Puente Hills Preserve you may have noticed the wildlife cameras that began to spring up along the hiking trails back in December 2019. These small, motion triggered cameras are part of a year-long study to investigate the relationship between wildlife and recreational use patterns across the Preserve. With these cameras, and the data they collect, we hope to better understand what species of wildlife inhabit the Preserve, where certain species are occurring, and what times of the day they are active. We are also interested in learning more about how recreational activities on the Preserve...

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Coronavirus Update: April 10

Posted by on Apr 13, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Coronavirus Update: April 10

April 10, 2020 Dear Preserve Visitors – As of March 23, 2020 the Habitat Authority closed until further notice the trails and trailheads it owns and manages in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was made to support precautionary recommendations issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state of California, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, for the protection of everyone.  As it is unknown when it will be safe to resume normal activities, all Habitat Authority-sponsored public outreach events and educational programs have been cancelled or postponed through May to date. This situation is fluid, so please...

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