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Latest Dialog video: Home ground: The San Gabriels in the Anthropocene

By August 15, 2019December 6th, 2019No Comments

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In 1877, Sierra Club founder John Muir said that the rugged San Gabriel Mountains were “full of hidden beauty.” But over the last century much has changed. Today almost four million people visit the steep and awe-inspiring San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and the Angeles National Forest each year, and millions now live in its foothills and canyons. Can Los Angeles’ massive backyard survive the explosion of recreation, the crippling lack of resources, and the accelerating and intersecting challenges of climate change, drought, wildfire, and urbanization? In this Dialog, Char Miller, W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College, probes the history and current state of the San Gabriels and then paints a vivid picture of what the next hundred years might be like.