Scrambling Up the Hills:

Residential Developments in the Simi Hills and

Santa Susana Mountains

SSMPA's mission is to preserve and protect the Simi Hills, Santa Susana Mountains, and regional open space.

  See SSMPA's Position on:

US National Park Service's "Rim of the Valley" Study

 A High-Speed Rail Tunnel through the new San Gabriel Mountains National Monument?

SSMPA thinks NOT

June 2015

 Chatsworth Nature Preserve 

Ecology Pond or Sterile Puddle?

Have you heard the controversy over DWP's new plan?

 Read the step-by-step action plan that SSMPA is calling for DWP to adhere to:

SSMPAs CNP Remediation Plan w Action Steps.pdf SSMPAs CNP Remediation Plan w Action Steps.pdf
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Ecology Pond

photo: J. Luker 

 SSMPA Congratulates Santa Clarita, CA

on its acquisition of over 300 acres of open space.

A crucial slice of habitat linkage will be preserved, connecting the San Gabriel Mountains and the Santa Susana Mountains.

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More HERE and HERE

 Regulating POISONS

Chemical, anti-coagulant rodent-killers kill more than rodents. They are weakening mammals and birds of prey in our mountains.

Read about SSMPA's support for our state's new regulatory procedure for anti-coasgulant rodenticides HERE

Development Continues to Climb Oat Mountain

Subdivision planned ABOVE Porter Ranch

Hidden Creeks Estates

Forestar Real Estate Group, Inc.

See SSMPA's advice to LA City regarding this project:

June 2015 to LA City Planning

February 2015 To Councilmember Englander

November 2013 To LA City Planning

New Oil Wells in Santa Susana Mountains? 

SSMPA calls for the Environmental Impacts of 12 new wells on Oat Mountain to be thoroughly evaluated in light of future trails and land use. SSMPA also supports the call for Termo to also do a human health study.

 READ SSMPA's Comments      

 June 2015

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SSMPA Supports the California Bobcat Protection Act 


Do you know that LA County is considering plans for a

new development in Woolsey Canyon?

 LA County Trails Planning

In August of 2012, the County of Los Angeles notified us that they were starting a planning project for building of trails in the northwest section of the San Fernando Valley. We were pleasantly surprised. We and several other groups met with county planners and asked them to consider expanding on their preliminary plans.

In July of 2013, the county published a newsletter announcing that they had expanded their plan into the SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAINS TRAILS MASTER PLAN PROJECT. We were again pleasantly surprised. The expanded plan covers virtually all of the Oat Mountain area from Rocky Peak east to Santa Clarita.

The draft version of their Master Plan will be released for public comment sometime in the fall of 2013. Trail building activity could begin in 2014!

Read LA County's Newsletter about the


Read SSMPA's response to  the county

Habitat Corridor Planning 

See SSMPA's request to LA County to put a temporary moratorium on the approval of new residential and commercial development proposals to give the County time to complete a comprehensive plan to ensure the preservation of a viable wildlife habitat corridor in the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains.

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