Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Newswire

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  1. Availability of Invasive Plant Management Plan for Public ReviewRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Redwood National And State Parks

    The National Park Service has announced the availability of the Invasive Plant Management Plan/Environmental Assessment for Redwood National Park and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area for public review and comment. The overarching purpose of the actions evaluated in this environmental assessment is to provide a comprehensive approach for protecting the natural and cultural resources of Redwood National Park and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area from the impacts of nonnative, invasive plants.

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  2. Wildfire Could Be the Culprit in the Death of an L.A. Mountain LionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 6 | LA Weekly

    ... habitat fragmented by roads and development," Jeff Sikich, biologist for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, said in a statement. "In an area like the Los Angeles, where the population is small, roads make the problem of biodiversity ...

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  3. Photogenic mountain lion P-41 found dead in the Verdugo MountainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 5 | Los Angeles Times

    ... days, and the carcass was decayed, said Kate Kuykendall, spokeswoman for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will conduct a necropsy in the next couple of weeks, she said. At about 10 years ...

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  4. Mountain lion P-41 found dead near Verdugo Mountains, cause unknownRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 5 | LA Daily News

    ... fragmented by roads and development," said Jeff Sikich, a biologist for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a division of the NPS. "Unfortunately, there are a number of challenges for mountain lions to survive in the area." ...

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  5. Expect a spike in spiders this season, expert saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2017 | SFGate

    ... Service shows a tarantula at the Rancho Sierra Vista park site, within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area near Newbury Park, Calif. This Aug. 12, 2013 photo provided by the National Park Service shows a tarantula at the Rancho ...

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  6. VIDEO: 2 new cougar kittens found in Santa Monica MountainsRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2017 | KRON 4

    Two new mountain lion kittens have been discovered by researchers studying the wild cats living in the Santa Monica Mountains, where fragmentation of wilderness by the sprawl of metropolitan Los Angeles and its freeways threatens the species. The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area said Tuesday that the kittens, which are male and female siblings, were found earlier this month by biologists with the National Park Service and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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  7. Is there a Maury for mountain lions? Asking for two adorable LA kittensRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | LA Daily News

    ... their great-great grandfather,” said Jeff Sikich, a biologist with Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. “Inbreeding to this degree really highlights the need for providing safe passage ...

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  8. Los Angelesa new mountain lions: Their dad is bad newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | Pacifica Tribune

    ... and their great-great-grandfather," said Jeff Sikich, a biologist with Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. "Inbreeding to this degree really highlights the need for providing safe passage across the ...

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  9. LA has two new mountain lion kittens a " but whoa s their father?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | Whittier Daily News

    ... their great-great grandfather,” said Jeff Sikich, a biologist with Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. “Inbreeding to this degree really highlights the need for providing safe passage ...

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  10. 2 New Mountain Lion Kittens Found in Santa Monica MountainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | NBC Los Angeles

    ... and their great-great-grandfather," said Jeff Sikich, a biologist with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. "Inbreeding to this degree really highlights the need for providing safe passage across the 101 Freeway so new mountain lions ...

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  11. Difficult peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2017 | Life at Work

    ... I think not. An adult male mountain lion captured by biologists from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in the Griffith Park area on March 28, 2012. The lion does not look happy. This is the image of difficult people that many people ...

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  12. National Park Service: La Verne, Here's Your Chance to VolunteerRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2017 | La Verne Online

    ... says Sarah Koenen, volunteer program manager and a supervisory ranger with Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. "We're looking for people who love interacting with the public and talking about nature." The National Park Service booth at ...

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  13. Mountain lion P-55 crosses two California freeways with all nine lives intactRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 8, 2017 | San Jose Mercury News

    ... of a freeway and turning around," said Seth Riley, a wildlife ecologist with Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. "So it's really interesting to see another lion get across." Among those were the Dec. 2016 deaths of moutain lion P-39 and ...

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  14. Mountain lion makes rare successful crossing of L.A.-area freewaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    ... of a freeway and turning around," said Seth Riley, a wildlife ecologist at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which sprawls over 150,000 acres of mountains and coastline. Male mountain lions usually leave their mothers at about age 1 ...

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  15. Mountain lion P-55 crosses the 101 freeway-it's a rare achievementRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | Curbed

    ... of the freeway, then turn around, says Seth Riley, a wildlife ecologist at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. MOUNTAIN LION SIGHTING: A Newbury Park family's wildlife camera caught this footage of a cougar nearly falling into their ...

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  16. Beating Odds, Mountain Lion Successfully Crosses 101 FreewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | NBC Los Angeles

    ... of mountain lions crossing the freeway since 2002, according to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which has been tracking the lions in the area for 15 years. Researchers have catalogued 17 roadkill deaths in the region during that ...

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  17. Mountain lion P-55 crosses 101, 118 freeways with all nine lives intactRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2017 | LA Daily News

    ... and turning around,” said Seth Riley, a wildlife ecologist with Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. “So it's really interesting to see another lion get across.” “The 101 Freeway is a major obstacle for ...

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  18. A Riverside County mountain lion sired 11 kittens, but that won't fix weak gene poolRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2017 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... in Southern California is confined within 275 square miles in and around the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, major freeways, housing and commercial developments and agricultural fields. ...

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  19. Road trip: 5 hikes to make on your next drive from L.A. to Morro BayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

    ... YOU GO THERE ALL THE TIME? The summer glow of hills along Wendy Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area off the 101 Freeway. The summer glow of hills along Wendy Trail in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area off ...

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  20. Mountain lion kittens near LA die after mother abandons themRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2017 | Washington Times

    Two mountain lion kittens being tracked by scientists have died in the Southern California wilderness after being abandoned by their mother. The male and female dubbed P-57 and P-58 were part of a study of cougars by researchers with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, which sprawls from Los Angeles westward along the coast.

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