Nature for All Coalition members and volunteers celebrating the San Gabriel Mountains Foothill and Rivers Protection Act bill introduction in April 2019.
Nature for All is working to protect and expand the San Gabriel National Monument, so we may safeguard our natural resources and provide access to nature for our diverse, urban population.
To advocate for and organize on behalf of federal legislation and policies that protect the San Gabriel Mountains, foothills, and rivers; and support access programs and improved visitor services.
- Maintain education and outreach efforts in support of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and the San Gabriel Mountains Foothills Rivers Protection Act (Act) with community members, civic leaders, elected officials, and businesses.
- Secure passage of the Act and approval by the Administration
- Advance efforts to implement the Management Plan with an emphasis on access and visitor services.
- Find funding to address recreational access, water conservation and quality, forest health, climate resilience, and habitat protection.
- Continue engagement with our community at large on the defense of public lands and environmental protections.
Photographed is President Obama declaring the San Gabriel Mountain National Monument in October 2014, as a direct result of our efforts over the years to secure additional protections for this region
- The monument was designated by President Obama in October 2014, as a direct result of our efforts over the years to secure additional protections for this region.
- The U.S. Forest Service relied on our input to develop the San Gabriel Mountains Monument Plan and to make sure it is a monument for all Angelenos. Work in this area continues with our role in the San Gabriel Mountains Community Collaborative.
- Advocated for further legislation to expand the new monument, establish a National Recreation Area outside of the Forest and wilderness, and Wild and Scenic River designations for areas of particular conservation concern. The San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act passed the House in February 2020. Next up: the Senate, where the companion Senate bill, the Protecting Unique and Beautiful Landscapes by Investing in California (PUBLIC) Lands Act, was introduced by Senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein.
- Supported and organized efforts to make improvements to the region, including the East Fork River Project.