Why We Meet

The Puente-Chino Hills Task Force is a part of the Sierra Club working towards the preservation of the Wildlife Corridor as an island of beauty and biological significance in a sea of urbanization.

The development of the middle of the Wildlife Corridor will increase traffic, increase pollution, crowd schools, destroy wildlife habitat, and impact everyone's quality of life. 

Biological Significance of the Wildlife Corridor

  • This ecosystem is a global "Hot Spot of Diversity" - one of the world's most biologically rich and threatened regions.
  • Numerous federally listed endangered species exist in these lands. In addition, many rare species are present, including a remnant population of the rare Tecate Cypress tree that once covered most of the southwestern United States.
  • This hillside system is a "Missing Linkage" as delineated in study released in 2001 by The Nature Conservancy, the San Diego Zoological Society, State Parks, and others.
  • Much of this landscape is part of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service designated "critical habitat" for California coastal gnatcatchers.
  • Nearly 5,000 acres lie within Los Angeles County Significant Ecological Area #15 and the Department of Fish and Game's Significant Natural Area #94.

For more information about the wildlife corridor that extends from Whittier to the Anaheim Hills, go to:

Save the Wildlife Corridor

Hills for Everyone

Habitat Authority

Save the Missing Middle

Chino Hills State Park

Sierra Club - Angeles Chapter

General Hiking Information

Each hike is a Sierra Club sanctioned hike not requiring use of map and compass. The GPS coordinates are listed for each trailhead. For all hikes, please bring good walking shoes (lug soles recommended), water, a snack, and sunscreen and/or a hat.

 

Sierra Club Mission Statement

To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; To educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

 

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Recent Meetups

  • November 22 · 9:00 AM

    Hike Rimcrest (Yorba Linda)

    9 Hikers | 5.00 | 18 Photos

    Join us on a hike as we travel along a ridgeline and shaded valley in Chino Hills State Park. This is a 6.5 mile 1,000’ gain hike.  Meet 9 am at Rim Crest Dr. in Yorba... Learn more
  • October 18 · 9:00 AM

    Hike Sycamore Canyon

    4 Hikers

    Stroll through this beautiful canyon in the hills of Whittier with informative discussion about the effort to preserve this native area. This is a 3 mile hike with a 700... Learn more
  • July 19 · 4:00 PM

    Wine and Cheese Fundraiser

    2 Hikers

    This event is a little different for us.  For those of you who care about protecting the hills, you will be interested in the following event. Hills For Everyone is... Learn more
  • June 29 · 4:00 PM

    Wildflower Talk

    6 Hikers | 3.00

    Learn everything you want to know about the beautiful wildflowers all around us from Bob Allen and Fred Roberts, the accomplished and entertaining authors of Wildflowers... Learn more
  • May 17 · 9:00 AM

    Hike 7th Ave trail (Hacienda Heights)

    9 Hikers | 5.00

    Hike with us on a loop above Hacienda Heights with great views of the San Gabriel Mtns. 3.5 mi, 1,000’ gain.  Meet 9 am at 7th Ave and E. Orange Grove Ave, Hacienda... Learn more
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