Angeles Volunteer Association

SOURCE:  National Park Service, Rim of the Valley Newsletter, Fall 2012

Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study

We have been evaluating the study area

 to determine whether it contains nationally significant

resources that are suitable and feasible for inclusion in

the national park system as a separate park unit or as an addition

to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

(SMMNRA). We have completed our preliminary analysis and

want to share our findings with you. Your feedback at this

stage will help us complete our analysis and create a range

of feasible alternatives for the draft study report.


Resource Analysis

Beginning with the resource information provided by the public and agency comments,

the study team gathered existing documentation about potentially significant

natural and cultural resources throughout the study area. These preliminary findings

are summarized beginning on page 4 of this newsletter.


In a special resource study, “alternatives” are possible ways of managing resources

within the study area. As part of the study process, all of the alternatives presented

must be assessed for feasibility. Management by the NPS will be considered only if:

1) an area has adequate size and configuration to allow for resource protection and

visitor enjoyment; 2) can be administered at a reasonable cost; and 3) requires direct

NPS management, instead of protection by other public agencies or the private sector.

A range of “preliminary alternative concepts” for this study is presented in this

newsletter beginning on page 11. The “preliminary alternative concepts” are initial

ideas for the management of significant resources and public enjoyment opportunities

in the study area. With your input, the planning team will refine and further develop

these alternatives for evaluation in the draft study report.


NOTE: The complete Newsletter may be viewed here:


The NPS is hosting seven public meetings throughout the study area between November 7, 2012 and December 1, 2012 to discuss the study's preliminary findings and alternative concepts. The NPS will also host a virtual public meeting online. Information on the virtual public meeting will be posted on this website when available.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7-9 p.m.
Conejo Recreation and Parks District, Community Room
403 W. Hillcrest Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7-9 p.m.
George A. Caravalho Santa Clarita Sports Complex
Activities Center Building
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 6:30-8:30 p.m.***
Pacific Community Center
501 S. Pacific Avenue
Glendale, CA 91204

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7-9 p.m.
Mason Recreation Center
10500 Mason Ave.
Chatsworth, CA 91311

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Encino Community Center Women's Club
4935 Balboa Blvd
Encino, CA 91316

Thursday,November 29, 2012, 7-9 p.m.***
Moorpark Community Center
Moorpark Ave.
Moorkpark, CA 93021

Saturday, December 1, 2012, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107

***Habrá un intérprete disponible para estas reuniónes públicas


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