SCOPE - Santa Clarita Organization for Planning and the Environment



Legal Issues/Quality of Life
Sand Canyon
Resort Impacts

Newhall Ranch
River Impacts



Summer SCOPE Meeting
Saturday June 25th 10am

This is a virtual Zoom event.
When: June 25, 2022 10:00 AM Pacific Time
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You are invited to join us to hear about the County of Los Angeles' Climate Action Plan update at our summer SCOPE Meeting.

You can view the County's plan in advance here


Find out what we have been doing locally to preserve the Santa Clara River, keep our wildlife corridors viable and protect local wildlife, including our Southern California Mountain lion now being considered for endangered status in California. And how you can get involved!

  • Reports and updates
  • Presentation by Los Angeles County about their Climate Action Plan Update, what is being proposed and how you can get involved. (10:30)
  • SCOPE float in the Santa Clarita Fourth of July parade general theme - "Wildlife corridors save animals from fires and thank you to firefighters for saving animals too", We need volunteers to decorate, drive and ride on the float. We will be establishing a committee to work on this.
  • Year of the BIG Tree - in November it will have been 20 years since John Quigley climbed into the Pico Canyon Old Glory Oak to save her. She is still thriving now after being moved to a new location in a nearby park. We will be forming a committee to plan a 20th year event celebration.
  • Election of Board members (must be a member in good standing to vote)

SCOPE goals for 2022:

1. Continuing work to ensure the viability of local wildlife corridors and the Los Pinetos highway undercrossing.

Many animals, including mountain lions, have been killed trying to cross I-5 and Highway 14. We want to ensure they have a safe way to get to the other side of the road. You can read more about wildlife corridors here.

2. The Year of the Tree! John Quigley spoke at our meeting about his 2002 tree sit action to save the Old Glory Oak Tree and the importance of big trees to carbon sequestration and slowing climate change.

He will be organizing a 20th year celebration and needs volunteers. Many members suggested additional oak actions, from acorn planting to a tour of big trees in the Santa Clarita Valley, to a book reading of Douglas Tallomy's "The Nature of Oaks: The Rich Ecology of our Most Essential Native Trees".

3. Continue our efforts to preserve and protect the Santa Clara River.

4. We will also continue our work on plastic pollution and local planning issues including Newhall Ranch and Chiquita Canyon Landfill.

If you are interested in getting involved in any of these issues, please contact SCOPE at:

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