San Gabriel Watershed Study Comments Released

Back in September 2009 CORBA representatives attended a series of public hearings on the San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resources Study.  During those public meetings the NPS outlined possible ways of improving the management of the San Gabriel watershed, as mandated by Congress.

The National Park Service has released their Draft Alternative Concepts Public Outreach Results, including comments sent by CORBA and our members and supporters.  From those results, it is clear that many believed that a hybrid of alternatives A and C would be a viable option. This would provide NPS oversight and funding, and would increase the area served and protected without any apparent adverse impacts on recreational opportunities.  The published results include summaries, and links to all the individual comments received. It does not include NPS responses to any of the comments.

The NPS will now take all the feedback and comments received into consideration as they prepare the draft study report. While mountain bike access to the San Gabriels or the Angeles National Forest is not threatened by anything proposed so far, we want to keep abreast of any developments that affect this treasured natural resource.

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