Rep. David Dreier

By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Created: 01/13/2011 07:24:52 PM PST

Rep. David Dreier, R-San Dimas, has proposed a bill that would expand two wilderness areas in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Dreier’s bill, cosponsored by Rep. Judy Chu, D-El Monte, would add 18,000 acres to the Sheep Mountain and Cucamonga wilderness areas, increasing the combined size of those areas by more than 30 percent.

It would also direct the U.S. Forest Service to work on maintenance projects in Southern California’s national forests, especially the recreation areas affected by the 2009 Station Fire.

“As two of the most visited national forests in our nation, it is vital that we preserve recreational opportunities in the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests for future generations,” Dreier said.

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