Bobcat in Cottonwood CanyonIn hopes of saving Bob, seen here crossing the natural spring in Cottonwood Canyon, and the many other native inhabitants seeking a way to move between urban open spaces,  Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy has received approval from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to prepare a draft Conceptual Area Protection Plan (“CAPP”).  The foundational purpose of the CAPP is to create a blueprint for establishing a viable wildlife corridor between and through the San Rafael Hills and Verdugo Mountains to connect on both ends to the San Gabriel Mountains.

Due to the good work of AFC board members Anthony Portantino and Tim Wendler, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is pitching in with a grant of $16,667 to help cover the cost of the study.  This study is crucial to AFC’s bid to purchase the 11 acre Cottonwood Canyon which plays a crucial role in the last remaining wildlife corridor connecting the San Rafael Hills to the Arroyo Seco and beyond.  Click here to read all about it in Pasadena Now.