Check out this new tool: DamageMap by researchers at Cal Poly SLO and Stanford. Instead of having to wait days or weeks to learn the fate of your home in the aftermath of a wildfire, artificial intelligence is providing early … Read More
State Park Bill (SB 266)
Hills For Everyone sponsored SB 266 with Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) to require the Department of Parks and Recreation to take title to ~1,530 acres of ridgeline land it deemed a priority in the Chino Hills State Park General Plan. Governor Newsom signed the bill on October 9th.
Hills For Everyone partnered with Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks to map 275 properties across five SoCal counties. These 30,000+ acres of possible conservation land may be able to help the State meet its 30x30 goals. Most lands are in Orange County.
More Lands Protected
The second of two acquisitions funded in May by the Wildlife Conservation Board closed escrow on August 18th. The land is 320 acres of ridgelines and follows the June 28th close of escrow on a nearby 80 acre project. Both properties include ridgeline land adjacent to Chino Hills State Park.
Blue Ridge Fire Restoration
Hills For Everyone, State Parks and the Interpretive Association are cooperating on a series of wildfire recovery grants each group received. The bridge, trail fencing, and campground sign will be rebuilt and the native plant garden replanted.
Esperanza Hills Project
The 340 unit project is on hold. The last appeal was lost November 2020. In August 2020, the City of Yorba Linda denied the grading permit for the project's entrance. The landowner filed a lawsuit against the City and City requested the case be dismissed for missing clear statutory deadlines.
One of the key meetings we participated in this week was held by the California Natural Resource Agency on its 30×30 effort. The 30×30 effort aims to protect 30% of the state’s lands and coastal waters by 2030. Speakers and … Read More
Send a quick note to the City Council requesting an appeal of the recent court decision allowing the Esperanza Hills developer full use of the open space lots on Stonehaven. Deadline: Friday at 10 AM. View the Emergency Alert for … Read More