SANTA SUSANA MOUNTAIN PARK ASSOCIATION
Dedicated to the Preservation of the Santa Susana Mountains and Simi Hills
A Non-Profit 501(c)4 Organization Incorporated August 31, 1971
Community Meetings 7:15 pm
Community Meetings are Free to SSMPA Members and the Public
Rockpointe Clubhouse: 22300 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth CA 91311
(On the south side, one block before entrance to Chatsworth Park South)
Monday, February 20
Habitat Range: Santa Monica Mtns.- Simi Hills-Santa Susana Mtns. – Los Padres Nat’l. Forest
Presenter: Jeff Sikich, Ecologist, National Park Service
Mountain Lions (cougars) need 100 square miles each as territories but the estimated 10 cougars now living in the Santa Monica Mountains are in a tight 275-square mile range isolated by a freeway system, suburbs and the Pacific Ocean. Urban sprawl creating isolated habitat is causing the lions to become extinct from inbreeding and horrific deaths caused by attempted freeway crossings. Sikich’s studies reveal the situation is “dire.” Building wildlife crossings for lions to safely navigate the urban sprawl conditions along the wildlife corridor is years from completion. What can be done now, what is being done, and future work to protect the lion population will be discussed by Sikich.
Monday, March 19
OAKIE HOUSE and GROUNDS – THE OAKRIDGE ESTATES
Historical-Cultural Monument #484
Presenter: Pat LoPresti
The English Tudor-style house, designed-built in 1937 by architect, Paul R. Williams, for actress Barbara Stanwyck, later became the home of actor, Jack Oakie, and his wife, Victoria Horne, circa 1940. The home and grounds were almost lost to development when former Councilman, Greig Smith, working with the Dept. of Recreation and Parks, saved the property as a SFV historical-cultural monument. Learn about the estates’ history and the community recreational site available for the public to enjoy.
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