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DIVISION 22.8. SAN GABRIEL AND LOWER LOS ANGELES RIVERS AND MOUNTAINS CONSERVANCY [32600 - 32622]

  ( Division 22.8 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 789, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [32600 - 32602]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 789, Sec. 1. )

32600.
  

This division shall be known, and may be cited, as the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy Act.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 789, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

32601.
  

The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the San Gabriel River and its tributaries, the Lower Los Angeles River and its tributaries, and the San Gabriel Mountains, Puente Hills, and San Jose Hills constitute a unique and important open-space, environmental, anthropological, cultural, scientific, educational, recreational, scenic, and wildlife resource that should be held in trust to be preserved and enhanced for the enjoyment of, and appreciation by, present and future generations.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 789, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

32602.
  

There is in the Resources Agency, the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, which is created as a state agency for the following purposes:

(a) To acquire and manage public lands within the Lower Los Angeles River and San Gabriel River watersheds, and to provide open-space, low-impact recreational and educational uses, water conservation, watershed improvement, wildlife and habitat restoration and protection, and watershed improvement within the territory.

(b) To preserve the San Gabriel River and the Lower Los Angeles River consistent with existing and adopted river and flood control projects for the protection of life and property.

(c) To acquire open-space lands within the territory of the conservancy.

(d) To provide for the public’s enjoyment and enhancement of recreational and educational experiences on public lands in the San Gabriel Watershed and Lower Los Angeles River, and the San Gabriel Mountains in a manner consistent with the protection of lands and resources in those watersheds.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 789, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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