PROTECTING WILDLIFE CORRIDORS and LA WILDLIFE
The Santa Monica Mountains are home to many diverse species of wildlife – many sensitive, threatened, and declining. We also support the efforts of Citizens for LA Wildlife (CLAW) to protect P22 and other large mammals, whose habitats are reduced and fragmented by encroaching development and ever-increasing building density in our mountain range.
Save Coldwater Canyon (SCC) supports the construction of a Wildlife Corridor at Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills. We believe wildlife corridors must be protected, and whenever possible enhanced, for maximum connection of habitats that will allow large land mammals (particularly endangered ones) to hunt and breed.
US-101 is a barrier to wildlife that historically traveled between the Santa Monica Mountains and the Simi Hills, ultimately connecting the Santa Monica Mountains to the Sierra Madre mountain range. Without a safe and sustainable wildlife crossing, movement between these remaining areas of natural habitat would continue to be severely restricted. We believe the right-of-way request serves the public good and is in the interest of important environmental protections.
SAVE LA RIVER OPEN SPACE
Weddington Golf & Tennis has been purchase by Harvard-Westlake School. For current updates and how you can help to preserve this open space, please visit:
OUR LA 2040 – UPDATING THE GENERAL PLAN
For the first time in nearly fifty years, the City of Los Angeles is undertaking a comprehensive update to its guiding vision, the General Plan. This initiative, OurLA2040, will result in a new 20-year citywide plan to be adopted in 2020, putting into place a new General Plan for Los Angeles.
SCC believes community involvement is critical to showing our City planners the importance of issues that further our mission statement: Open Space Land, Protecting our Urban Forest/Tree Canopy, Environment and Resilience, Sustainability. SCC strives to keep you informed on ways to help make sure the new General Plan preserves open space land and guarantees continuing hillside protections throughout Los Angeles!