Aside from giving nature lectures, Horn and four or five other rangers are responsible for maintaining law and order. This means enforcing quiet hours after 10 p.m. and making sure that pets aren't brought into the park; their scent scares away indigenous wildlife. Occasionally, Horn says, a cooler will be stolen, usually by kids looking for beer. Cars parked by surfers on PCH sometimes get swiped or broken into.
Teen-agers, Horn says, like to party in the canyon. "We pour (out) a lot of beer and either cite for or confiscate marijuana," he says. During Easter weekend, "We definitely had near-riot conditions" because of "a major gathering" of kids, perhaps gang members, Horn says. "We've had a little bit of everything here."