Hikers Advised To Think Twice Before Bringing Dogs After 3 Canines Die From Heat-Related IllnessesAuthorities Thursday advised hikers to "think twice" before taking their dogs on hikes in the Santa Monica Mountains this weekend after at least three canines have died and several rescues have been made due to heat-related illnesses this year.
Threatened California Red-Legged Frog Found Breeding In The Santa Monica Mountains For First Time In 50 YearsA recent stream survey has uncovered egg masses of the California red-legged frog at two sites – one in Los Angeles County and another in Ventura County.
Mountain Lion Found Dead On 101 Freeway In Calabasas After Apparently Being Struck By CarThe California Highway Patrol’s West Valley division posted a photo on Facebook of what appears to be a young, uncollared mountain lion along the the eastbound 101 Freeway at Parkway Calabasas.
Mountain Lion Struck And Killed On The 405 Freeway In The Sepulveda PassA mountain lion who successfully crossed the 405 two months ago wasn't so lucky this time and was struck and killed by a car
Fire-Scorched Santa Monica Mountains Won't Be Ready For Visitors Any Time SoonNational Park Service Ranger Ana Beatriz shared several images of the scorched mountain range in a Facebook post, asking for patience from visitors eager to return to their favorite trails.
3-Legged Bobcat, Her 1-Eared Kitten Tracked In Santa Monica MountainsA bobcat with three legs and whose kitten is missing an ear is living and thriving in the Santa Monica Mountains, according to the National Park Service.
Researchers: 2 Coyotes Found To Be Living In Westlake, Silver LakeTwo coyotes who have taken up residence near the heart of downtown Los Angeles are being tracked and studied by National Park Service researchers.
Study Suggests Adding 270 Square Miles To Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation AreaThe National Park Service on Tuesday recommended adding 270 square miles of land around Los Angeles to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
L.A.’s Park Rangers Promote Environmental ScienceAnthony Bevilacqua says park rangers in Los Angeles are on a mission to prepare the next generation of nature experts and conservation specialists.
Best Family Hikes In Los AngelesFor a memorable experience, here are a few first-rate locations in greater Los Angeles that promise easy-to-negotiate treks, fun-filled days and remarkable vistas for the entire family to relish.
Best National Parks Near OCSpring is upon us, and these five must-visit national parks near Orange County will help you answer nature's call to get outdoors.
Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near OC For College StudentsWith both mountains and sea to choose from, Orange County is the perfect place to launch a spring break extravaganza.