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. The study will also explore other ways that private or governmental entities can protect resources and provide more outdoor recreation opportunities.
Summary of Comments on the Preliminary Findings and Alternative Concepts
In October 2012, the NPS study team presented preliminary findings and alternative concepts for public review in Newsletter #3. Each of the preliminary alternative concepts presented for the study area offers a different collaborative, partnership-based approach to resource protection and public use and enjoyment, while respecting existing land management and ownership. You may download Newsletter #3 from this website (see Public Documents List) or you may request a printed copy from our office.
The study team would like to thank everyone who submitted comments and participated in our public forums. We received many throughful comments on the preliminary alternative concepts presented in the newsletter. Click on the public documents list to see a copy of the Preliminary Findings and Alternative Concepts - Summary of Comments (August 2013).
We have also updated our "frequently asked questions" page on the project website to answer commonly asked questions that we heard at the public forums.
Next Steps - Draft Study Report
We are currently in the process of preparing the draft study report and environmental assessment which we hope to make available for public review in 2014. The public commnts received on the draft study report will be considered in the preparation of the final study report which will be transmitted to Congress with the NPS Director's recommendation for the most efficient and effective alternative.
Thank you again for your interest in the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study!
— the Study Team
National Park Service
570 W. Avenue 26, #175
Los Angeles, CA 90065