04/14/2009

Friends of Williamson Rock Working with the USFS in California

Date: 4/15/2009

In late February, the United States Forest Service (USFS) announced $85K in funding for a thorough environmental assessment of the habitat at Williamson Rock. The climbing area outside of Los Angeles was closed as a precautionary measure to protect the mountain yellow-legged frog until a study could be funded. Since funding allocation was announced, the Friends of Williamson Rock (FoWR) have continued advocating for climbing access during the study planning process. The FoWR attended a meeting in March with representatives of the Angeles National Forest to discuss measures that would both allow climbing access to Williamson Rock, while enhancing the protection of the frog. For regular updates, please visit the FoWR blog.