The San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act: Congressional bill HR2215, was introduced by Representative Chu, Judy (D-CA-27). A companion Senate Bill was introduced by Senator Kamala Harris.
What the Legislation Promises
- 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 House passed the bill on February 12, 2020. On the same day, Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein reintroduced their companion Senate bill, the Protecting Unique and Beautiful Landscapes by Investing in California (PUBLIC) Lands Act.
What We’re Doing
We have attained signatures from 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.