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About Topanga Canyon Docents

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)Under the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, the Topanga Canyon Docents are a dedicated group of volunteers who are committed to protecting the environment.   Their base of operations is Topanga State Park located in Topanga, CA.  The park comprises 10,000+ acres located almost entirely within the Los Angeles City limits, and ranks as one of the world's largest wildlands adjacent to an urban area.   It lies entirely within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA).

Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)California's SMMNRA is the greatest expanse of rare Mediterranean ecosystems in the US National Park System.   The area is situated in the densely populated Los Angeles metropolitan area, and is home to more than 450 animal species which includes more than 10 threatened or endangered plants and animals.   Over 50 other species are candidates for federal listing as threatened or endangered.   Topanga State Park is the largest California State-managed park within the SMMNRA.

Park TrailFor more than 20 years, the State-chartered Topanga Canyon Docents have been committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing the natural resources of the Topanga State Park.  They have accomplished these objectives by acting in several ways:

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