Station Fire Recovery

Station Fire Closure Orders

Map of Station Fire Closure Area

News Release 07/01/11

Aug. 26, 2009, the Station Fire was started by an arsonist in the Angeles National Forest, north of Los Angeles. It was the largest fire in Los Angeles County’s recorded history, burning a total of 161,189 acres – or nearly 252 square miles.  

The Forest Service has developed a comprehensive strategy to guide the process of ecological recovery and infrastructure restoration within the area burned by the Station Fire.  The strategy was developed in partnership with the [Not a Forest Service web site] National Forest Foundation, and supported through a donor grant. 

On this page, we will continue to post information concerning the fire recovery effort.  If you need more information or clarification on of the information presented in any of the documents, please contact the Forest Supervisors Office Public Affairs Office. Check back often to see what’s new.

Station Fire Recovery Fact Sheet (PDF) (HTML) (2011)

Station Fire Restoration Strategy  (PDF) (HTML) (2011)

The Station Fire Restoration Strategy provides a step-by-step road map to guide the Forest Service in developing integrated recovery projects that will achieve its vision for ecosystem recovery, sustainable public use and enjoyment of the land, and unprecedented involvement of partners and volunteers in stewardship of the Angeles National Forest. 

National Forest Foundation Designates Station Fire Treasured Landscapes

As part of its national Treasured Landscapes conservation campaign, the National Forest Foundation is partnering with the Forest Service and a number of community partners to implement a major fire recovery effort in Big Tujunga Canyon – located in the heart of the Station Fire burned area. 

Over the next five years, the foundation and its partners will work to rally people, expertise, and resources necessary to promote the recovery and overall health of the 97,000-acre Big Tujunga Canyon watershed.  Proposed recovery actions include: riparian restoration, trail improvement, reforestation, invasive weed removal, improved recreation sites and dispersed recreation opportunities.

On  April 15, 2011, representatives from the foundation, the Forest Service, Los Angeles County, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Southern California Edison, and other community partners gathered to acknowledge and launch their Treasured Landscapes restoration partnership (see photo gallery on this page).

Station Fire Forest Recovery Documentary (2011)

The ultimate goal of this project is to document the study of the effects of fire over a two year period, and to present this documentary work throughout southern California, including audiences from grade schools to policy making bodies. Follow this link to view this intriguing photo documentary.

Station Fire Review Report Released (2009)

Station Fire BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) Report  (2009 and 2010 Revisit)


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