Puente Hills Habitat Preservation Authority
The Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority (Habitat Authority) is a joint powers agency with a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from the City of Whittier, County of Los Angeles, the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County and Hacienda Heights Improvement Association.
The Habitat Authority is dedicated to the acquisition, restoration and management of open space in the Puente Hills for preservation of the land in perpetuity, with the primary purpose to protect the biological diversity. Additionally, the agency will endeavor to provide opportunities for outdoor education and low-impact recreation.
The Habitat Authority was created in 1994 from a mitigation fund generated by "tipping" fees collected at the Puente Hills Landfill. As of April 2010, more than 3,869 acres have been preserved.
The Puente Hills Preserve consists of rugged topography, steep hillsides and deep canyons. This ecosystem is connected to the Chino Hills and Santa Ana Mountains by habitat linkages and corridors that allow wildlife to continue to move through the landscape.
Hikers, cyclists, bird watchers and equestrians of all ages enjoy the trails that the hills have to offer, and enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and San Gabriel Valley and Mountains.
Donations to the Habitat Authority can be deducted from income taxes under Internal Revenue Service Code Section 1701
Official website: www.HabitatAuthority.org
Phone: (562) 945-9003
1 Puente Hills Preserve Access Guide pamphlet