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Transition Habitat Conservancy Opens Natural Park in Pinon Hills
Mountain Lion in our Portal Ridge Ecological Area (taken with a wildlife camera)
2012, What a year!
Here are a few highlights of this year’s accomplishments. To see more click on this link.
- Transition Habitat is supported by a $25,000.00 grant from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation.
- In spring we had our Park Dedication and opened our picnic
- Transition Habitat receives a grant from Edison of $4,800!
- SunEdison donated $3,800
- 3 Board members participated in the Environmental Initiative-Fundraising Academy
- Jim and Jolee Saylor donated land to THC
- Carol Hill, Jeff Olesh, Wendie Marriott, and Jill Bays attended the California Council of Land Trusts Conference in Sacramento
- Transition Habitat Conservancy’s first land stewardship training and restoration class.
- We have added two new Directors - Wendie Marriott and Jeff Olesh.
- We have hired our first part time staff Stewardship Manager- Vern Biehl
- Three new committees have been formed to focus on specific tasks
- We are in the process of hiring another staff member to help set our office in tip top shape.
Habitat fragmentation and disruption of wildlife movements are great threats to endangered species. Habitat loss and global climate change threaten the survival of large fractions of species. The northern slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains represent a transition zone allowing species and plants to migrate up and down the slopes to adapt to climatic changes. Numerous small streams convey runoff from the mountains, and recharge declining ground water levels resulting from the population growth in the western Mojave Desert.
Sheep Creek Wash
Flash flood in Sheep Creek Wash
Along Sheep Creek Wash, the most rapid infiltration occurs in upstream reaches near the mountain front.
Protect important natural resources, elevational transition zones, wildlife corridors, habitats, plants, animals, landscapes, streams, and view sheds along the San Gabriel mountains and in the Western Mojave Desert for future generations to enjoy.
All communities need local parks and natural areas where they can walk in nature and recover from the daily stresses in our lives. Park planning and protecting our natural resources is part of our responsibility to our children and grandchildren.