Bill for More Protection: Monument Expansion and NRA

Great news: Congresswoman Judy Chu introduced the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act today in Washington, D.C. This bill, supported by Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, Congressman Adam Schiff, Rep. Linda Sánchez, and U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas, will expand the existing National Monument and create a new National Recreation Area to enhance conservation, increase…

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,…

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…

Fighting Climate Change for All

Our conservation movements and environmental organizations must tackle the issue of environmental justice head-on. They need to reflect the diversity that is embedded in Los Angeles, and the inequalities and inequities that still exist today. —Andrew Yip of BikeSGV (and a member of our campaign) in an op-ed by Raúl M Grijalva in the Guardian,…