Spotlight on Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor with Andrea Gullo (Executive Director, Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority)

Tell me about the Habitat Authority's work. The Habitat Authority manages a 3,870-acre wildland nature preserve in the western Puente Hills, and we manage it primarily for the biological preservation as well as low-impact recreation and outdoor education. We do a lot of things... We have about 3 rangers that patrol the hills to help…

Spotlight on Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor with Claire Schlotterbeck (Executive Director, Hills For Everyone)

What was it like when you established the Chino Hills State Park, and how are things different now? Claire: The act of establishing the state park has been going on and is still going on over the last 41 years. There wasn’t like a single moment where it happened. The group Hills For Everyone was formed…

Support Leadership This #GivingTuesday

We need good leaders, now more than ever. This #GivingTuesday, we give thanks to the future leaders helping us care for our public lands and advocate for the protection and enhancement of our mountains, forests, rivers, parks, and urban open spaces. Now is the time to lead, and to take a stand. Our public lands…

Event: Convert-a-Can on March 11

Roll up your sleeves! There's another Convert-a-Can beautification event planned for Saturday, March 11 at the West Fork picnic area in the San Gabriel Mountains (close to Azusa). Volunteers and artists will join event coordinator and San Gabriel Mountains Forever Leadership Academy graduate Meg Devine to transform waste receptacles into works of art. Painting begins…

National Trails Day: Trail Work at Dagger Flat

  Saturday, June 4 marks National Trails Day and SGMF member organization the Community Hiking Club will be working with volunteers on the Dagger Flat trail. "Dagger Flat has a long history," says Community Hiking Club's Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel."It was originally a Tataviam footpath, then the CCC made an actual trail out of it in the…

Academy Class Report: Community Engagement

We stepped outside the classroom for this week's Leadership Academy training -- for community engagement opportunities with local SGMF partner organizations. Participants learned about bicycle safety and mechanics at BIKESGV's bicycle education class, planted native plants with Amigos de los Rios at the Jeff Seymour Family Center, and cleaned up the east fork of the San Gabriel River…

Event: World Soil Day at Peck Park

WHAT: Join us as we celebrate World Soil Day with work to protect our soil and continue restoration efforts WHERE: Peck Water Conservation Park (5401 N. Peck Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006) WHEN: Saturday, December 5, 9 am to noon WHO: Hosted by Amigos de los Rios and San Gabriel Mountains Forever MORE INFO: For World Soil Day,…