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Category: Palos Verdes Nature Preserve


Land Conservancy reduces fire risk in Palos Verdes Nature Preserve

Arborist crew removing acacia shrubs from the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. Photo: Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy/pvplc.org By Adrienne Mohan, Executive Director Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy While some wildfires are part of nature’s natural cycle, the images of flames…

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The Gnatcatcher Saves Coastal Habitat

By Barbara Dye, former Executive Director of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy The Rancho Palos Verdes Natural Communities Conservation Plan (NCCP), which gave us the nature preserve, all started because of a small, gray bird, the coastal California gnatcatcher,…

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Night Hikes in the Preserve Are Back!

By Bill Lavoie, Vice Chair, Membership and Outreach After much work by the Rancho Palos Verdes city staff and the Palos Verdes South Bay group of the Sierra Club the winter night hike permits are back. To refresh, last year…

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Enjoy the nature preserve? Comment on the NCCP by May 6.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife are evaluating the City Council-approved Draft City of Rancho Palos Verdes NCCP/HCP and associated documents and are seeking public comment in accordance with their permit decision processes. 

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Landslide Mitigation Update

By Barbara Sattler At the Dec. 18, 2018 Rancho Palos Verdes City Council meeting the council approved a contract with a geotechnical firm to:    1. Design a drainage system at the bottom portion of the landslide located to the…

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Dec. 18: Support Hiking Access to the Preserve

In August, the city of Rancho Palos Verdes decided to discontinue the night hiking permit for the Sierra Club in the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. RPV is also considering limiting the number of parking spaces near the preserve on Forrestal…

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It’s Your Preserve…

…whether you live in RPV or not. Concerned about landslide mitigation, trail access or other issues related to the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve? You can stay current on RPV City Council meeting agendas by visiting the online calendar of events 

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RPV Ends Night Hiking Permit for PV Nature Preserve

More Hiking Access Limits Coming? By Kevin Schlunegger and Al Sattler As of August 22, 2018, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes has decided to discontinue the night hiking permit for the Sierra Club to access Portuguese Bend Reserve in…

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Slowing the Slide without Destroying the Preserve

By Barbara Sattler and Al Sattler The Portuguese Bend Landslide Complex is an “ancient” landslide which was reactivated in 1956 during the construction of an extension of Crenshaw Blvd.  Today it is characterized as a “creeping” landslide with continual gradual…

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