Santa Monica Mountains Park May Expand

Two years ago, the National Park Service started a 4 years study regarding whether or not the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in Ventura and Los Angeles counties should expand. Of course, this would effect the residents of Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Woodland Hills which is why I am writing about it as a your Calabasas Realtor.

As of now, only proposals have been made which would officials say even with an expansion, any purchase of private land would be “very small” and only with willing sellers. The service has no regulatory authority over land it does not own, officials said.

The review studies a 660,000-acre area that includes a patchwork of land use and landownership patterns, Dove said. About half the area already falls within current park boundaries and the Angeles National Forest.

As some in Calabasas have said as well, we owe it to the future generations to keep this migration corridor alive. Of the four alternatives proposed by the agency, one focuses on linking those areas, widening the park area from the hillsides east of Camarillo to the western border of the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles.

Calabasas residents will stand by until the details of this study progress.


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