The Santa Monica
Mountains Conservancy was established by the California State
Legislature in 1980. Since that time, it has helped to preserve
over 72,000 acres of parkland in both wilderness and urban
settings, and has improved more than 114 public recreational
facilities throughout Southern California.
Through direct action, alliances,
partnerships, and joint powers authorities, the Conservancy's
mission is to strategically buy back, preserve, protect, restore,
and enhance treasured pieces of Southern California to form
an interlinking system of urban, rural and river parks, open
space, trails, and wildlife habitats that are easily accessible
to the general public.