A Ventura County Supervisor is the new chairperson of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.
Linda Parks is heading the non-profit agency, which was established by the State Legislature more than 30 years ago to help buy and preserve land in the mountains.
Since its creation, the Conservancy has helped to permanently protect nearly 70,000 acres of land.
Parks says one of her big goals is to work towards the creation of a wildlife corridor across the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, either an overcrossing or tunnel to allow animals to safely traverse the roadway to reach their habitat.
The crossing idea was highlighted earlier this week by word that some young mountain lions were killed trying to cross the 101, and Highway 126 in the region.