Recent News

Virtual Hike Held at Chino Hills State Park
on its Fire Ecology

The first in a series of virtual hikes has occurred! FHBP held a one hour, free, family-friendly stroll in Upper Aliso Canyon within Chino Hills State Park to view the recently burned landscape and its recovery. The key focus of this virtual hike was the wildfire impacts from the Blue Ridge Fire (October 2020), which burned 62% of the State Park. Before and after photos, as well as a view of the fire impacts, fire history and frequency, including fire recovery were featured. Attendees saw how existing restoration sites survived, how the plants are recovering after a few rain events, and we watched for evidence of animals on the trail. In addition, participants also learned about the basics of this park, such as access points, preparing for a hike, and learning about the trail itself.

Green Vision Map Gets 2021 Updates from Conservation Partners

Since 2000, Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks has been working with its Green Vision Coalition to keep the Green Vision Map up to date. This map is the vision of the conservation community. In February 2021, the map was revised. Several big changes occurred, including: the change in status for the Aera Energy and Hidden Oaks projects (applications for development no longer exist), the Eastbridge project was conserved (320 acres), the Holtz Ranch project was removed (the land has been developed), and the Joplin Center added as a “conservation potential” outline. In this iteration, we also added conservation easements from the statewide easement database. And, for the benefit of viewers, we also added a Zoom feature on the map in addition to providing both a low resolution and high resolution version for download.

Green Vision Map

Upcoming Events

Friends of Harbors, Beaches and Parks is launching a virtual hike series. Check out the details below and be sure to register in advance.

Saturday, May 8 from 9 AM – 10 AM
Virtual Hike at: Upper Newport Bay

Saturday, July 10 from 9 AM – 10 AM
Virtual Hike at: Aliso & Wood Canyons Regional Park

Saturday, September 11 from 9 AM – 10 AM
Virtual Hike at: Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

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