Angeles Chapter Conservation and Activism


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Help us to conserve our local environment by serving on the Angeles Chapter conservation committee or by participating in task force activist activities.  Questions/details:  send email to our Conservation Coordinator.

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The Angeles Chapter Conservation Committee provides a forum for club members to discuss impending conservation issues and coordinate efforts of conservation subcommittees.  Voting membership is comprised of Conservation Chairs of all entities, Conservation Management Committee & Conservation Subcommittee Chairs.

Angeles Chapter Conservation  Management Committee

Orange County Conservation  Committee

3435 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 320 230 E 17th St, Ste 206
Los Angeles, CA  90010 Costa Mesa, CA  92627
Meets 7:30 pm 3rd wed each month Meets 7:00 pm 3rd tues each month

Conservation Committee Meetings: 3rd Wed monthly, 7:30 pm, Chapter HQ. and 3rd Tues monthly, 7:00 pm, Orange County Regional Office.   Contact Chair by the end of previous month for place on agenda.

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Angeles Chapter Home Lobbying Network (receive Chapter conservation alerts by email, fax, or phone)

Conservation Committee Newsletter

(Contact Lori Ives for subscription information.)

Sierra Club Activism, News and Alerts

20s and 30s Singles Section Conservation Page

Local Issues: 

Wetlands and Coastal Protection

Ramsar Wetlands Task Force (working to protect 20 Southern California Salt Marshes)
Bolsa Chica Wetlands and Mesa  -- Past years of work saved the Bolsa Chica Wetlands from development.  On April 16 1999, we won our fourth straight victory.  The decision about developing the mesa above the wetlands was returned to the Coastal Commission, which is now in the hands of a new pro-environment majority.
Ballona Wetlands  Chapter activists are vigorously opposing the sprawling Playa Vista mega-development, which would destroy this important coastal open space and create gridlock on the 405 Freeway and on Lincoln Boulevard.
Los Cerritos Wetlands
Crystal Cove Task Force  -- Chapter activists have built a local coalition to prevent construction of a private resort in Crystal cove State Park -- an important step in protecting public access to all of our state parks.
Dana Point Headlands -- Orange County activists created a community plan to preserve Dana Point Headlands, an undeveloped bluff with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean that is home to the endangered Pacific pocket mouse.  A general plan amendment to accommodate the plan will soon go to the city council for approval.
Threatened Southern Sea Otter

Local Mountains, Rivers, and Wildlife Corridors

Verdugo Mountains
Foothill-South Toll Road (San Mateo Creek and San Onofre State Park in South Orange County) -- We are working in Orange County to block the Foothill-South Toll Road and protect more than 35,000 acres of open space.  If constructed, the toll road would slice through the middle of a state park and open up South Orange County to development.
Santa Monica Mountains -- We helped win funding for completion of the Backbone Trail.  Our Santa Monica Mountains Task force continues to lobby at the local, state and federal levels for funds to preserve the finest scenic and natural areas in the mountains so they are not lost to development.
Santa Susana Mountains
Santa Clarita Valley, Newhall Ranch -- Our activists in the Santa Clarita Valley are fighting to protect the Santa Clara River -- Southern California's last big "wild river," and 12,000 acres surrounding it.  This river flows through natural and agricultural landscapes, including some of the best remaining riparian woodland in Southern California.
Tujunga Wash -- This year Chapter activists succeeded in persuading fish and game officials to severely restrict a permit to build a golf course in much of the Tujunga Wash.  We did it because Tujunga Wash is the last natural wash connecting the San Gabriel Mountains with the Los Angeles Basin, and it harbors a rare community of plants and animals adapted to its demanding environment.
Los Angeles River -- The Angeles Chapter co-sponsors an important series of river conferences to revitalize portions of the Los Angeles River to a greener state.
Whittier/Puente/Chino Hills -- Sierra Club members are campaigning to win funding for a critical wildlife corridor at Coal Canyon, which connects wild lands stretching from Los Angeles to San Diego Counties.
Wilderness Protection -- Under the leadership of the Public Lands Committee, Chapter activists are identifying and mapping areas in our local Angeles National Forest to protect wilderness.
West Hollywood Tree Preservation Society - a grass roots effort to prevent 437 trees from being cut down by the City of West Hollywood.  They don't have a web page yet, but please call them at 323-650-8187 if you are interested.  There is an upcoming rally protesting the City of West Hollywood organized by this organization on 9/13/99 at 8 am in front of the City of West Hollywood City Hall, 8300 Santa Monica Blvd.

Clean Air

Electric Vehicles
Green Electricity
Light Rail Transit Proposals
Commuter Information/Public Transit Information


Regional Issues: 

See the Sierra Club California web site the latest information on regional issues.
SC-California Alerts
Coastal Protection of San Simeon Point
SC-California Eco-watch
California Eco-regions
Ramsar Wetlands Task Force
California/Nevada Desert
California Desert Land Acquisition -- Elden Hughes and our Desert Committee are seeking the appropriation of $36,000,000 of federal funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to purchase 87,000 acres of privately owned land located within the boundaries of the Mojave National Preserve.
Giant Sequoias -- More than half of the world's remaining giant sequoias are threatened by commercial logging in Sequoia National Forest.  Our Ancient Forest Task Force has joined with the Sierra Club's Sequoia Task Force to fight for stronger protection for these magnificent trees and for the forest lands that harbor them.
Sierra Nevada -- Our Ancient Forest Task Force is working to ensure that the Forest Service does a better job of protecting habitat, wildlife, and non-motorized recreation in our Sierra Nevada national forests.  We are currently campaigning to win strong new management guidelines for all eleven Sierra Nevada national forests.
Commercial Logging in National Forests -- The Angeles Chapter is spearheading Southern California support for the Sierra Club's campaign to end commercial logging in our national forests.
Wilderness Protection -- Under the leadership of the Public Lands Committee, Chapter activists are identifying and mapping areas in our local Cleveland National Forest, as well as in the Sierra Nevada, to protect wilderness.
Utah Wilderness/Escalante National Monument

Sierra Club Utah Chapter web site

          Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance web site

Map of Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument (Salt Lake Tribune, 9/20/96)

Utah Wilderness Website


National and Global Issues

Environmental Education Links

Sierra Club Environmental Education
The Sierra Student Coalition (for high school and college students)
Inner City Outings
Critical Ecoregions of California
California Environmental Education (CERES)
Clear Creek Outdoor Education Center (LAUSD)
The Children's Nature Institute
UCLA Ocean Discovery Center (Santa Monica Pier)
Cabrillo National Monument (USNPS and San Diego State University)
Plants and Animals of the San Bernardino Mountains (SGVA)
Santa Monica Mountains
Los Angeles River Connection
Endangered Species in California by County
Habitats of Southern California
Cal Poly Native Plant Education
University of California Natural Reserve System
Wildlife on Wheels
Satwiwa Native American Cultural Center
The Angelino's Guide to Smog
Orange County Natural History Museum
Online Enviro. Courses and Course Material (University of Texas)
Yahoo Environmental Education Directory

Conservation Links

Earth Day LA
Angeles Chapter Speakers Bureau
Historical Timeline of the Sierra Club
Sierra Club Conservation Policies
Sierra Club Web Site -- environmental web links
Los Angeles Times Environment Articles
Environmental News Network
Yahoo Los Angeles -- Environment Directory
Yahoo's Directory of Environmental Web Sites
@LA's Directory of Environmental Web Sites
Sierra Club Politics and Political Endorsements from the Sierra Club web site
Who's My Representative in Congress?
Who are my Senators?
Who's My State Senator?
Who's My State Assemblyman?
EcoVote Online: legislative Scorecard (California League of Conservation Voters)
(National) League of Conservation Voters
Vote Smart's Congressional Guide for California
California Online Voter Guide (California Voter Foundation)
Chemical Scorecard (Environmental Defense Fund)
Greenwash Awards (Corporate Watch)
California Secretary of State
Find Your Congressional Representatives (Yahoo)
Tips on writing to your Congressional representatives Sierra Club web site.
Yahoo's Directory of Environment and Nature Publications
Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project
Doug Kortkof's LA Area Conservation Web Sites
The Evolution of the Conservation Movement 1850 - 1920, Library of Congress
The Shumacher Society -- promotes the ideas inherent in the decentralist tradition and to implement them in practical programs that link economics, ecology, and culture. 
San Gorgonio Volunteer Association -- This association is looking for additional volunteers to help supplement the Forest Service in the San Gorgonio Wilderness.
FedNet -- Live and archived audio coverage of congressional events. Includes debates from the House and Senate, hearing coverage and news conferences.
WorldNetDaily Legislative Action Center - Find media contacts, and political contact info
The Amazing Environmental Organization Web Directory-- A comprehensive index of environmental organizations on the Internet.
Other Environmental Information and web sites on the Internet -- Other sites listed on the Sierra Club web site.
Conservation Links From the USDA Forest Service
Yahoo's Nature and Environment Directory
Friends of the Santa Clara River
California's Natural Resources -- Also From the California Resources Agency
Bryce's Commonly Recycled Materials -- A comprehensive guide to recyclables.
Recycle City -- by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Upper Newport Bay Naturalists
City of Los Angeles Environmental Affairs Department
CalMax Materials Exchange


Info and Articles
The Sierra Club on Sprawl
The Sierra Club on Clean Air
The Sierra Club on Transportation
The Sierra Club on Clean Water and Wetlands
The Sierra Club on Endangered Species and Habitats
Sierra Magazine on "Home Work"
Sierra Magazine on "Two-Wheeled Revolution"
Sierra Magazine on "A Dozen Ways to Build Strong, Livable, and Sustainable Urban Areas"
Sierra Magazine on "Pedestrian Paradise"
Sierra Magazine on "Sunny Prospects"
Sierra Magazine on "The Goods Life:  How Much Stuff is Enough"
Smart Growth Network
Sprawl Watch Clearinghouse
American Planning Association
Surface Transportation Policy Project
Center for Community Change