VALLEJO, CALIFORNIA, OCTOBER 23, 2014 AT 3:30 PM EDT - An illustrated map of the recently designated San Gabriel Mountains National Monument is available online at: http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/sangabriel/san-gabriel-10-21-14.pdf
As described in the Presidential Proclamation, the monument includes resource objects of significant historical, scientific and cultural importance. Included in the monument are designated wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers and streams, critical wildlife and plant habitat, important geologic areas such as the Devils Punchbowl Natural Area, and cultural and historic resources including the Mt. Wilson Observatory and the Aliso-Arrastre Special Interest Area.
This monument was designated pursuant to the Antiquities Act of 1906, which pertains to Federal lands only and enhances protection of those lands within the boundaries of the monument, which in all cases are limited to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the resources to be protected.
In determining the appropriate boundaries, factors such as extensive infrastructure, existing encumbrances, land ownership, and anticipated management access needs were considered in order to afford the best opportunity for successful and effective monument and forest management.
All areas and resources within the Angels and San Bernardino National Forests, including areas not within the monument boundary, will continue to be managed in accordance with the Forest Service’s mission to protect the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.
For more information on specifics related to the map and its boundaries, please contact Sherry Rollman, Angeles National Forest, at (626) 574-5205.