We're excited to share this short documentary from Latino Outdoors, "Yo Cuento: Nurturing Grassroots Advocacy for Conservation," which features interviews with coalition members and staff, community partners, Rep. Judy Chu, along with others helping us pass legislation to protect California public lands, including our beloved San Gabriel Mountains and rivers. https://youtu.be/7sGjjMQ7BMw
The executive order signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom on October 7, 2020, enlists California’s vast network of natural and working lands to store and remove carbon from the atmosphere. This makes California the first state in the nation to pledge to conserve 30 percent of land and coastal water by 2030, joining 38 countries in commitment to … Continue reading 30 by 30: Governor Newsom’s Executive Order to Act on Climate and Protect California’s Public Lands
We're proud to be among the Californians (virtually) traveling to Washington, DC, this week to ask Congress to protect our public lands. Our virtual "fly-overs" helped to share what we are fighting to protect. There is so much as stake. In a story about our efforts, board member Thomas Wong was quoted: "The San Gabriel … Continue reading Public Lands Day 2020
https://youtu.be/wWnHc_J_JFU https://youtu.be/TPZpSDfbM-U Staff members Bryan Matsumoto and Kimberly Orbe shared thoughts about the need to protect the San Gabriel Mountains and support the passage of the Protecting Unique and Beautiful Landscapes by Investing in California Lands Act (PUBLIC Lands Act). PUBLIC is critical legislation for all Angelenos. Sign our petition today. More videos.
We joined our colleagues at the National Forest Federation for a campaign to encourage community members to be safe and responsible when spending time in our public lands. The unprecedented number of visitors to public lands has overwhelmed local land agencies like the U.S. Forest Service and they are struggling to keep up with the … Continue reading Labor Day Weekend Community Action: Be Safe and Responsible When Recreating Outdoors