Quick Mends: San Gabriel River faces increased human pressures


Could this sign soon include “national recreation area”? (Courtesy Forest Camping)

The only time I’ve been up to the East Fork of the San Gabriel River, I got the last parking spot, passed by a pretty rough crew, and — most importantly — got skunked. The last part is why I haven’t been back.

In today’s Los Angeles Times, Louis Sahagun pens a remarkably scary portrait of a river that’s facing real problems, both from budget cuts that make law enforcement difficult and from the interests of competing groups.

What I found telling is that of the players Sahagun interviewed, not one was a fly fisherman. Believe me, we’re out there in the Sab Gabes, but I think word is out that the East Fork needs some serious work before it once again becomes a local fishing destination.

See you on the river, Jim Burns

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2 thoughts on “Quick Mends: San Gabriel River faces increased human pressures

  1. Good luck with all of that Jim. I read the atricle and responses and was reminded why humanity shames me too often and why we have government in the first place, to help control excesses. This is a sad state of affairs and I really hope your local water gets the funding and help it needs.

    Gregg

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