Studies/Reports Conducted in the Whittier-Puente-Chino Hills

The Hillside Open Space Education Coalition maintains bibliographic information of scientific research that has been conducted in the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor, and related scientific studies.  Copies of this scientific research material may be obtained (at ten cents per page) by contacting HOSEC (

  1. Beier, Paul; and Barrett, Reginald H. Final Report, Orange County Cooperative Mountain Lion Study, June 1, 1993. The Cougar in the Santa Ana Mountain Range, California . Department of Forestry and Resource Management, University of California, Berkeley, California. 

  2. Beier, Paul. 1996. Metapopulation Models, Tenacious Tracking, and Cougar Conservation , pp. 293-323, Chapter 13 in Metapopulations and Wildlife Conservation, edited by Dale R. McCullough, Island Press. 

  3. California Department of Fish and Game Natural Diversity Database (CNDDB) Rarefind results. 2002. Yorba Linda and La Habra U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute quadrangle.

  4. Chino Hills State Park General Plan, February 1999. 

  5. Cooper, D.S. 2000. Breeding Landbirds of a highly threatened open space: the Puente-Chino Hills. Daniel Cooper. Western Birds 31:213-234. 

  6. Department of Agriculture, General Technical Report, PSW-GTR –172, December 1999, Southern California Mountains and Foothills Assessment - Habitat and Species Conservation Issues.

  7. Federal Register, Vol. 65, No. 206, October 24, 2000: 63680-63743. Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Determination of Critical Habitat for the Coastal California Gnatcatcher; Final Rule. 

  8. Fretz, D., D J. Zacovic, and G. S. Robertson. Puente-Chino Hills Research Group. Undated. Movement of Large Wildlife in the Puente-Chino Hills: Obvious Impediments, Critical Corridors. 

  9. Haas, C. and K. Crooks. 1999. Carnivore, Abundance and Distribution Throughout the Puente-Chino Hills: Final Report. Prepared for the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority and State of California Department of Transportation District 8. 

  10. Haas, C.D. 2000. Distribution, Relative Abundance, and Roadway Underpass Responses of Carnivores Throughout the Puente-Chino Hills. Masters of Science Thesis in Biological Sciences at California State Polytechnic University , Pomona.

  11. Haas, Chris D., Adam R. Backlin, Carlton Rochester , and Robert N. Fisher. 2004. Monitoring Reptiles and Amphibians at Long-Term Biodiversity Monitoring Stations: The Puente-Chino Hills. U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center . Prepared for Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority, and California State Parks.

  12. Homrighausen, A. 1981 Potential Environmental Education at Proposed Parks in the Chino Hills: Assessment and Recommendations. (California State University Fullerton – Environmental Studies Department).

  13. Keller, T. 1992 Relationship of Plant Ecology and Hydrology in Aliso Canyon Riparian Zone, Chino Hills, Southern California (California State University Fullerton – Environmental Studies Department). 

  14. Lyren, L. M. 2001. Movement Patterns of Coyotes and Bobcats Relative to Roads and Underpasses in the Chino Hills Area of Southern California. Masters of Science Thesis in Biological Sciences at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

  15. National Geographic articles and numerous newspaper articles from 1995 on - "Hot Spot of Biodiversity."

  16. Noss, R., P. Beier, and W. Shaw. Evaluation of Coal Canyon Biological Corridor. Undated.

  17. PCR Services Corporation, Frank Havore & Associates, and FORMA Systems. 2000. Executive Summary of the Proposed Los Angeles County Significant Ecological Areas. Prepared for Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning. November.

  18. Robertson, G. 1999 Whittier Hills Ecological Preserve Master Plan and Proposal for Puente-Chino Hills Open Space District (California State University Fullerton – Environmental Studies Department).

  19. Robertson, G., D. Fretz, and D. Zacovic. 1995. Wildlife Movement in the Puente-Chino Hills: Potential Pathways and Impediments. January.

  20. San Gabriel and Los Angeles Rivers Watershed and Open Space Plan Oct. 2001; Common Ground: From the Mountains to the Sea;

  21. Schlotterbeck, M.M. 2001. GIS Mapping of biological studies in the Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor Including Species Diversity and Relative Abundance. Master of Science Thesis, Environmental Studies. Cal. State University, Fullerton.

  22. Schlotterbeck, Jennifer. 2003. Preserving Biological Diversity with Wildlife Corridors: Amending the Guidelines to the California Environmental Quality Act. Ecology Law Quarterly. 30: 955-990.

  23. Scott, T.A. and D.S. Cooper. 1999. Summary of Avian Resources of the Puente-Chino Hills Corridor, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties, California. January.

  24. South Coast Wildlands Project. 2000. Missing Linkages: Restoring Connectivity to the California Landscape. Proceedings written and compiled by Kristeen Penrod, South Coast Wildlands Project, San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California. November 2.

  25. TeraCor Resource Management. 2002. Presence/Absence Report for the Coastal California Gnatcatcher and General Avifauna Survey for the Former Unocal Property in the Puente Hills, Prepared for the United States Department of the Interior: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority.

  26. U.S. Forest Service. 1999. Southern California Mountains and Foothills Assessment Habitat and Species Conservation Issues General Technical Report PSW-CTR172. December.