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The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy was established by the California State Legislature in 1980. Since that time, it has helped to preserve and open to the public over 75,000 acres of parkland in both urban and wilderness settings.More
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Latest News

Hon. Steve Veres Elected Chair of Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy

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Community Access

Find out about programs at Conservancy parks. Learn More

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Special Event Planning

Plan your wedding, conference, retreat, or party at a Conservancy park. Learn More

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Filming and Photography

Looking for the perfect location for a filming or photography shoot?  Learn More


To honor the legacy and spirit of Michael J. B. Allen, donate to the Michael J.B. Allen Memorial Fund of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy HERE.

A Donation to the Michael J.B. Allen Memorial Fund of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy will maintain the beautiful open spaces and Santa Monica Mountains trails and vistas that he cherished. Specify Michael Allen in the “notes” on your donation.

Michael J.B. Allen Obituary

Los Angeles River

The Santa Monica Mountains and Rim of the Valley Corridor

The Santa Monica Mountains is the only mountain range to bisect a major metropolitan area—the second largest in the United States.


Coastal Canyons and Beaches

The Conservancy works with its partners to protect and maximize public access to beaches and coastal parks in the Santa Monica Mountains from Point Mugu to Pacific Palisades

The Los Angeles River

Since the early 1990’s, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy has been a leader in the regional effort to revitalize the once free-flowing Los Angeles River and its tributaries. The vision is to create a continuous 51-mile recreational greenbelt from the river’s headwaters in the San Fernando Valley, to the Pacific Ocean