The National Park Service is conducting a "special resource study" of the area known as the Rim of the Valley Corridor." This is the area that generally includes the mountains encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi and Conejo Valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties in southern California. The purpose of this special resource study is to determine whether any portion of the Rim of the Valley Corridor study area is eligible to be designated as a unit of the national park system or added to an existing national park, in this case Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The study also explores other ways that private or governmental entities can protect resources and provide more outdoor recreation opportunities.
The comment period for the Rim of the Valley Corridor Draft Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment closed on June 30, 2015. Thank you to all that attended public meetings and submitted comments to the NPS. The NPS will review and analyze the comments, revise the report as necessary, and transmit a final recommendation from the Secretary of the Interior to Congress. The final study and recommendation will be made available to the public after it has been transmitted to Congress (anticipated 2016).
We appreciate your continued interest in the study!
— the Study Team
National Park Service
570 W. Avenue 26, #175
Los Angeles, CA 90065