Can the San Gabriel Mts. Survive the Next 100 Years?
May 22 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Can the San Gabriel Mountains Survive the Next 100 Years?
Millions of people visit the steep and awe-inspiring San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and the Angeles National Forest each year, and millions now live in its foothills and canyons. Can this high ground in Los Angeles’ massive backyard survive the explosion of recreation, the crippling lack of resources, and the accelerating and intersecting challenges of climate change, drought, wildfire, and urbanization?
Join us as Char Miller, W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College, probes the history of the San Gabriels and then paints a vivid picture of what the next hundred years might be like.
How can we better manage our impact on the mountains?
Can the San Gabriels be made more relevant and inviting to Southern California’s ever-more-diverse population?
What forms of wildlife will still call the San Gabriels home?
Will the hidden beauty continue to charm late-21st Century Angelenos?
Char Miller is the author of Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream (2016),
A social reception at 7 p.m. precedes the 7:30 program sponsored by the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s Forest Committee.