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EL MONTE >> A committee of the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments dedicated to studying a congressional proposal to create a national wilderness area voted Monday night to include the Angeles National Forest in the designation.
By a 6-1 vote, the NRA Ad-Hoc Committee rejected the scaled-down version as proposed by the U.S. National Park Service, which said a San Gabriel National Recreation Area should be small and exclude the forest, which accounts for 70 percent of Los Angeles County's open space.
The spectacular San Gabriel Mountains are the iconic landmark of the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests. It is Southern California’s most accessible and popular “backyard” for millions who visit its clear and cold rivers, and its tranquil and panoramic vistas. The Angeles National Forest is also an irreplaceable natural resource that gives Los Angeles County more than 70% of its open space and provides our region with drinking water and clean air. We are working to preserve these public wild lands and improve recreational opportunities.