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 Rim of the Valley Corridor Draft Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment is now available for public review. The alternatives presented and analyzed in this draft report were developed based on NPS criteria for evaluating potential new park units and additions to existing park units, and reflect the comments that we heard from you during previous public comment periods.
We invite you to share your thoughts and comments on the draft study report findings and alternatives. The comment period extends through June 30, 2015. Comments may be submitted in several ways:
1) input your comments online on this webpage (to submit a comment, select "Open for Comment" from the left menu), or,
2) send an e-mail to the address below
3) mail a letter to the contact information below
4) attend a public meeting (see meeting notices)
Thank you 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