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Protecting Native Wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains | New

The Santa Monica Mountains Native Plant Nursery has existed in near obscurity since its inception 20 years ago on National Park Service lands at the Santa Monica Mountain National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) in Newbury Park. His goal was to grow native plants for use in ecological restoration projects in the Santa Monica Mountains, but not […]

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The most underrated places in the Blue Mountains – according to intrepid locals

A new book titled This Ain’t the City: Explorers Guide to the Blue Mountains is the bible of a local in the region. It shows some of the little joys of the Blue Mountains – waterholes you should know, hidden caves to explore, places to eat, drink, and shop, and even recommendations for hiking gear. […]

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Highlands author reviews popular San Gabriel Mountains hiking guide – Daily Bulletin

When David Harris walked the trails of nearly every known hike in the vast San Gabriel Mountains, he was literally walking in the footsteps of a legend. The relentless effort of roughly 2017-2020 paid off when Harris updated John W. Robinson’s popular book, “Trails of the Angeles: 100 Hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains,” was […]