This page provides a history of the archived news from this website.

SB 266 Heads to Governor’s Desk

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SB 266, Hills For Everyone’s Chino Hills State Park expansion bill is on its way to the Governor’s Desk. A solid shout out to Senator Josh Newman and Assemblyman Phillip Chen for advocating for this bill’s passage through both houses. … Read More

320 Acres Close Escrow

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We are elated to announced that today 320 acres closed escrow and are now permanently protected. The land, named after its owners: First National Investment Properties (First National), includes ridgelines visible from the popular Lower Aliso Canyon Overlook (as shown in the … Read More

A Win For Conservation

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Forty years in the making… the view from Chino Hills State Park of Lower Aliso Canyon is now protected–forever. We are deeply grateful to the landowner, The Conservation Fund, L.A. Mountains, and Wildlife Conservation Board. If you want to support … Read More

30×30 Campaign Maps Created

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Through a great partnership with Friends of Harbors, Beaches & Parks (FHBP), Hills For Everyone used FHBP’s Green Vision Map to identify 275 properties (totaling over 30,000 acres) in and around Orange County for possible acquisition. Right now, the California … Read More

Parkland Gets Funding Throughout OC

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We are thrilled to have our work on Chino Hills State Park showcased in conjunction with partners across the region like The Trust for Public Land and Rise Up Willowick. Residents and non-profits advocating for land protection is not a … Read More

SB 266 Passes Out of Assembly Committee

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We are thrilled to announce our Senate Bill 266, which aims to expand Chino Hills State Park just passed the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee. Thanks to Senator Josh Newman for authoring the bill and Assemblyman Chen for co-authoring … Read More

Escrow Closes on 80 Acres

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We are thrilled to announce escrow has closed on the 80 acre Eastbridge property. The land was surrounded on three sides by Chino Hills State Park and on one side by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (L.A. Mountains). Thanks … Read More

Conservation Authority Starts Visioning Process

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We were pleased to hear so much support from the Tres Hermanos Conservation Authority and public to proceed with a visioning process for the ~2,500 acre Tres Hermanos Ranch. Most directors understood the importance of doing the baseline biological study … Read More

June E-Newsletter Released

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Learn about how humans impact our wildlands and their inhabitants and why dogs are only allowed in some places. Following park rules is a must to maintain the ecological integrity of the land. Also, information on new heli-hydrants is covered … Read More

Wildlife Movement Areas Gain Traction

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From Vermont to Montana, California to Florida–the retrofitting of roadways with wildlife overpasses or underpasses is finally gaining traction. With ~1.5 million vehicle-wildlife collisions each year and costing more than $8 billion annually it is time we start providing safe … Read More

Press Release on Acquisition Funding

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Hills For Everyone is thrilled to announce that two ridgeline parcels immediately adjacent to Chino Hills State Park have been funded by the Wildlife Conservation Board for conservation acquisition from willing sellers. Both properties have been coveted for their prominent … Read More

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Advances

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Newly seated Senator Alex Padilla is advancing the creation of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument through recently introduced legislation. The bill also proposes to improve and protect one million acres of land throughout California. The National Monument includes the … Read More

Southwest Adaptation Forum

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Today our Conservation Consultant Melanie Schlotterbeck presented at the international conference: Southwest Adaptation Forum. The three day conference is hosted by Climate Science Alliance and Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center. Specifically she joined in a live panel discussion about research … Read More

March E-Newsletter

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This e-newsletter covers how the State Park bill moved through the Natural Resources Committee today and how volunteers remove barbed wire in the Park. Also, we encourage you to get involved with the Housing Element updates in your community! Check … Read More

Grants Support State Park

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It is always nice to get some publicity in the Chino Champion. This article outlines the barbed wire fence removal effort and the recent grants received to help with post-fire recovery. Check it out! View the Chino Champion article.

Welcome Sign Getting Installed

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Another announcement for progress being made at the State Park. We partnered with the Chino Hills State Park Interpretive Association and Department of Parks and Recreation to design, get approval for, and (today) start the installation of the three new … Read More

HFE 2020 Recap Video

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This video captures some of the highlights of our work from 2020 including acquisition and conservation of 320 acres, PowerPoint presentations, support of the Chino Hills State Park Trail Plan, and legislation to save raptors and owls from rat poison. … Read More

Great American Outdoors Act Passes

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We have another announcement coming later today, but we thought we’d share some OTHER good news. Yesterday, the President signed the “Great American Outdoors Act” and contained within that is the (now fully funded) Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). … Read More

Yorba Linda City Council Meets on Esperanza Hills

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Yorba Linda Friends: If you’ve been following Esperanza Hills project (340 hillside houses), the Yorba Linda City Council will hear an administrative report on the project’s request for grading and encroachment rights on city-owned open space. Visit the Protect Our Homes … Read More

320 Acres Saved!

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Hills For Everyone is pleased to announce that 320 ridgeline acres have been permanently preserved adjacent to Chino Hills State Park. This acquisition was 40 years in the making and was only completed due to the hard work of many partners. … Read More

History of Acquisition Relayed in Article

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Thanks so much to Steve Scauzillo for his piece on the 320-acre acquisition from mid-week. He did an extensive interview with both Claire Schlotterbeck and Melanie Schlotterbeck. Check it out! Check out the Press Enterprise article.

320 Acres Preserved, FOREVER

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It isn’t every day we get to make an announcement like this… it is kind of a big deal. Chino Hills State Park was created along ridgeline boundaries to protect the viewshed for visitors and watershed for the wildlife. Today, … Read More

Rep. Cisneros Calls Out State Park

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A shout out to Rep. Gil Cisneros for his work on the Great American Outdoors Act (HR 1957). He even called out Chino Hills State Park in his recent e-newsletter: HOUSE PASSED A HISTORIC, BIPARTISAN ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION BILLOn Thursday, the House passed the historic, … Read More

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Esperanza Hills Case

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It is a big disappointment to hear that the California Supreme Court opted not to hear the case on Esperanza Hills. The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the project–the latest iteration–with a 3-2 vote last September. These 340 multi-million … Read More

Video of Hawk Calling in Local Park

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Did you know that 18,000 acres of land have been saved in the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor? This Corridor is made up of local, regional, and state owned lands. Orange County Parks has a facility in Brea—124 acres—tucked next to Chino Hills State … Read More