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9 Parks Re-Open within the Santa Monica Mountains

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Excellent news for these of us who love parks (and who take pleasure in mountaineering someplace not affected by the continuing federal shutdown) – 9 new parks have re-opened within the Santa Monica Mountains.

All of the parks are managed by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority and had been beforehand closed because of the Woolsey Fireplace, which tore via the Santa Monica Mountains in late 2018 and finally broken the overwhelming majority of parkland within the Nationwide Recreation Space.

The parks which are re-opened as of Friday, January 11th are:

Cameron Nature Protect at Puerco Canyon
Corral Canyon Park / the Sara Wan Trailhead
Fran Pavley Meadow
Las Virgenes View Path
Liberty Canyon Trailhead
Seminole Overlook
Trifuno Creek Park
Higher Las Virgenes Canyon Open Area Protect
Zev Yaroslavsky Las Virgenes Highlands Park

Two parks managed by the MRCA stay closed — Escondido Canyon Park and Charmlee Wilderness Park.

The MRCA can be sustaining a Google Doc of ALL the parks within the Santa Monica Mountains Nationwide Recreation Space with their entry standing, which is a implausible useful resource for anybody who needs to hike within the Santa Monicas.

The group and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy additionally launched these three PSA / photos encouraging guests to train care and warning on the burned panorama. Though the terrain might look barren, there’s a LOT of regrowth and restoration happening proper now, so please comply with the foundations and persist with established trails in these parks so we will get some killer wildflower exhibits later this spring. 

This can be a nice alternative to expertise the hearth restoration in chaparral and sage scrub for native hikers, much like the short re-opening of Level Mugu State Park after the 2013 Springs Fireplace. We suggest mountaineering the identical path over the following few months to look at how the panorama bounces again from the Woolsey Fireplace — and downloading the iNaturalist app to look at the crops and animals you see.

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