The new National Monument will allow hiking, fishing, mountain biking, camping, hunting and other established recreational activities such as four-wheel driving on designated roads, and will not create new water rights or affect existing water rights. The designation will only apply to federal lands and will not impact private, state, or local property within the boundaries of or adjacent to a national monument.
In June 2014, Representative Chu authored HR 4858, the San Gabriel National Recreation Area Act, which is sitting in the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
This monument designation includes almost half of the area proposed under the legislation. The map below depicts the area of the new National Monument.