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Access to Public Lands

Protecting Public Lands 

The San Gabriel Valley has a diverse range of natural resources that are essential to our health and habitats. In 2014, President Obama established the San Gabriel Mountains as the 8th National Monument under US Forest Service management. The San Gabriel National Monument permanently protects watersheds and water quality, conserves fish and wildlife, enhances air quality, and provides opportunities for outdoor recreation. The monument currently encompasses 346,177 acres of U.S Forest Service lands. In addition, the mountains are recognized as an important geological, ecological, historic, and scientific and recreational resource.

Expanding the San Gabriel Mountains National Movement 

Expanding the monument is the next step in a 20-year, locally-driven effort to protect the San Gabriel Mountains. Over 18 million people live within a 90-mile radius of these public lands and the expansion will help ensure and increase equitable access to nature and improve public health for local residents. It will also conserve a critical drinking water source for Los Angeles County, address the climate and biodiversity crises, and honor the cultural and historical significance of the landscape.

Sign the Petition

Join us in urging President Biden to add 109,000 acres of public lands to the San Gabriel National Monument.


Sign the petition today, and please mention that Day One referred you!


Day One participated in 24 tabling events incorporating the N4A/SGMF Program including leading 2 online presentations and 1 in-person demonstration since March 2021. These events were family or STEM education oriented. Day One partnership with City El Monte Parks Recreation and Community Services, City of Pomona Communities Services and Recreation, Jeff Seymour Community Center, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, and Pomona and Valley Certified Farmers Market allowed for these tabling opportunities.

  • Provided 20 free Compost buckets to community members

  • 1,000 + people engaged with compost demonstrations.

  • 2,300 pounds of food waste collected in 9 weeks

  • 11 in-person/virtual  compost demos

Get Involved!


Nature for All Coalition

Nature for All has been working to protect the public lands and green, open spaces around Los Angeles and connect Angelenos to nature since 2008, when we formed as the San Gabriel Mountains Forever coalition.

The Nature for All coalition, made up of local and national nonprofits, works to protect the public lands and green, open spaces around Los Angeles, and create opportunities for Angelenos to connect and care for nature. 

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