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RCDSMM In Action

Drought Impacts on Oak Woodlands – NASA Earth Observations Project

The RCDSMM worked with NASA on vegetation mapping in the Santa Monica Mountains in order to track the effects of drought on tree cover. Check out the video below for more information on this incredbile project.  

101 Wildlife Overpass

The RCDSMM-designed and Caltrans-engineered wildlife overpass Project Study Report was released. This time lapse video shows the conceptual design for the proposed wildlife overpass location above the 101 Freeway near Liberty Canyon Road in Agoura Hills. Video provided by Clark Stevens, project Design Architect and Executive Director of the RCDSMM.  

LA River Temperature Study

The RCDSMM teamed up with Trout Unlimited, FoLAR, Heal the Bay, Arroyo Seco Foundation, CalState LA, and dozens of citizen science volunteers to study the temperature of the LA River from the headwaters to the ocean. Check out the video below to learn about how important this river is to Los Angelenos and for an introduction to this vital project.   

California Newts

Take an underwater tour of a creek in the Santa Monica Mountains where over a dozen newts have congregated below a small waterfall. Video recorded by former RCDSMM conservation biologist, Jen Mongolo, in April 2010.

Tuna Canyon Tour

Take a tour of Tuna Canyon with Senior Conservation Biologist Rosi Dagit and Topanga Girl Scout Troop 6075!