NPS designation will further protect open space



A U.S. National Park Service study that’s been seven years in the making is nearing its conclusion. And the likely end result is that some of the mountains encircling neighboring Simi Valley will soon become part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, a unit of the NPS.
The study, launched in 2008 at the bequest of Congress, focuses on what is known as the Rim of the Valley Corridor—a roughly 650,000-acre area that includes the Santa Monica Mountains in the south an...

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