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Psychiatric Support for SGMF

In September, the Southern California Psychiatric Society Council (SCPS) passed motion to send a letter of endorsement of SGMF activities to Senators Feinstein and Boxer and to publicize the mental health initiative in Psychiatrist, the Society's newsletter, which appears monthly in hardcopy and is published online. "Improving access to environments that provide opportunities for walking, hiking,…

National Monument Anniversary: Rep. Judy Chu Op-Ed

A year after President Obama designated the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Rep. Judy Chu has penned an op-ed in today's San Gabriel Valley Tribune about the progress that's being made: "Expanding San Gabriel Mountains National Monument a year after its creation." Chu points to increased funding and resources; more Forest Service staff; increased volunteerism; and the educational and…

Write On: San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Blog Contest

Inspired by the San Gabriel Mountains? The National Forest Foundation is soliciting entries for a San Gabriel Mountains National Monument blog contest. It's all part of an effort to showcase the recreation opportunities and community connections at the National Monument. The Details: Bloggers are invited to submit entries that share a story featuring ways to experience the monument; or…

Webinar: Southern California Climate Adaptation Project​

WHAT: Southern California Climate Adaptation Project​ Webinar​ WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 noon PM PT WHO: US Forest Service and EcoAdapt are developing a climate vulnerability assessment and adaptation plan for Southern California forests, including the Angeles National Forest. TO REGISTER: RSVP online; after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. MORE…

Event: How Will Climate Change and Mega-Drought Change the San Gabriel and Santa Monica Mountains?

SGMF Member Event: "Mountains of Drought" Presented By: Forest Committee of the Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Date: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Place: Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena About the event, from Forest Committee of the Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter: We may (or may not) have an El Nino this winter, but…

SGMF Leadership Academy Spotlight: Jackson Lam

Jackson Lam is a San Gabriel Mountains Forever Leadership Academy graduate who now works for SGMF member organization Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council (A3PCON). How did you hear about the Leadership Academy and what inspired you to apply for the program? I heard about the Leadership Academy through BikeSGV, a bike advocacy nonprofit that I…

Allowing Time for National Monument Improvements to Be Made

In response to the August 18 Los Angeles Times story,"In the San Gabriel Mountains, they're asking: What monument?," SGMF member Daniel Rossman of the Wilderness Society wrote this letter to the editor: To the editor: It's true that, after decades of neglect, many areas within the newly designated San Gabriel Mountains National Monument need improvement. But…