Nat. park service seeks input on Calif. mega-park
LOS ANGELES (AP) — National Park Service officials say it may not be feasible to create one, large national park that combines existing parks in the mountains encircling parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Spokeswoman Anne Dove said Monday a study of the move is in its early phases and the department will host seven public meetings to discuss preliminary findings.
Officials hope to find ways to conserve corridors of wilderness in the mountains encircling the San Fernando, La Crescenta, Santa Clarita, Simi, and Conejo valleys.
The preliminary report also calls for public input on several alternative recommendations, including one plan that would call for partnership between public and private landowners.
A draft study report is expected to be complete by 2014.
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