What the Legislation Promises
The San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act, Congressional bill HR2215, introduced by Representative Chu, Judy (D-CA-27).
- Expand the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument by adding approximately 109,143 acres in the upper Los Angeles River watershed;
- Establish the San Gabriel Mountains National Recreation Area for the San Gabriel and San Jose Foothills and the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel Rivers comprised of over 51,000 acres;
- Expand Wilderness area designations within the San Gabriel Mountains by 31,069 acres; and
- Designate 45.5 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers in the San Gabriel Mountains.
“This legislation represents the next step in protecting and connecting the San Gabriel Mountains, and will preserve thousands of acres of land and water for future generations.” —Rep. Judy Chu
Where it Stands
The Protecting America’s Wilderness and Public Lands Act (H.R. 803) package of bills passed the House on February 26, which includes the bill.
What We’re Doing
We have attained signatures from more than 9,207+ supporters, 74+ elected officials, 57+ organizations, and 30+ businesses for our letter in support of this critical legislation to help protect LA’s largest open space and source of natural resources.
What You Can Do
Please sign our petition in support of these bills to ensure our threatened public lands and natural resources remain protected, vibrant and accessible to all, now and for future generations.