Tag: Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

Exclusive: A banner day for steelhead restoration

Someday, steelhead will return to our area’s rivers. (Jim Burns)

Yesterday two big steps occurred for bringing the endangered Southern California Steelhead back to the waters of Southern California:

First the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the San Gabriel and LLA River and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) established a cooperative agreement for the creation of the Los Angeles River Fish Passage Program. It seeds that program with $13 million of funding from Proposition 1 bond monies.

Second, from the same meeting,  a Trout Unlimited proposal for a conceptual design of the lower river channel access adjacent to Dills Park, bordering Compton and Paramount through the Los Angeles River Fish Passage Program also received more than $300,000.

I’ll be writing a broader piece about what this means for conservation in the coming weeks, but I wanted to spread this good news right now.

See you on the river, Jim Burns

Check out new Mountains Conservancy survey tool (it’s cool)

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Hello Community Partners/Friends,

The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is soliciting feedback for their ongoing efforts around the Upper LA River & Tributaries plan. They have released a bilingual survey tool for community organizations and residents alike to fill out. This tool offers the ability to view layers such as: the literature review and compilation, identified opportunity sites and design areas, and is also an opportunity for you to provide feedback. Please visit the link below and complete the survey and share with your neighbors/constituents/community members.

https://gis.tetratech.com/mrca_ulart/
The survey will be available until Sept. 5.

Please submit any questions regarding the survey tool to river@smmc.ca.gov.

Sincere regards,

Fernando

Fernando R. Morales
Senior Field Deputy, West/Metro LA
O: 310.231.1170
C: 213.379.2807