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The rugged mountains north of Los Angeles are home to one of America’s first national forests and one of its newest national monuments. Officially designated wildlands like the Angeles National Forest (created in 1892) and the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument (created in 2014) have long served the public and wildlife. But how can these green spaces better serve park-poor communities in the Los Angeles Basin? What hidden meanings can Southern California’s indigenous people, who have deep cultural and material connections with the land, share about these mountains? And how can animals that blur the line between wilderness and city help us rediscover the wildness of urban ecosystems close to home? Environmental historian Char Miller; urban wildlife expert Beth Pratt-Bergstrom; native-plants activist Nicholas Hummingbird; and an advocate for expanded access to green spaces for inner-city residents will discuss these questions and more in a dynamic discussion moderated by Nathan Masters of the USC Libraries and KCET’s Lost L.A.