By Marion Gil |News Editor|
President Barack Obama declared 350,000 acres of the San Gabriel mountain a national monument on Friday October, 10.
By declaring the land a national monument, the often underfunded United States Forest Service will be able to give priority to the San Gabriel land.
This would allow the Forest Service to focus on the safety of visitors, the protection and maintenance of the forest, and the installment of new and improved facilities, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“There haven’t been enough resources to manage and maintain this area the way it deserves,” said Obama according to an article by NBC. “We have a responsibility to be good stewards of those landscapes for future generations.”