Land & Resources Management

Forest Land and resource management is the management of the land and resources including water, soil, plants and animals with a focus on how management affects the quality of life for present and future generations. Forest Land and resource management includes the oversight of a wide variety of forest resources from urban forests to wilderness areas. 

As an Urban National Forest, the Angeles National Forest joins other urban forests across the country to provide a wide range of products and services to the American people.

This section includes information about forest planning, current projects and forest resource management and programs.

Planning -The revised Forest Land and Resource Management Plan for the Angeles National Forest establishes the primary management direction for the Forest. It provides a framework and guidance for Forest activities.  

Projects - Projects are proposed and actions are analyzed through the NEPA process (Environmental Impact Statement, Environmental Assessment, or Categorical Exclusion) that involve analyzing different alternatives to the proposed action.  The result in a NEPA decision (Record of Decision, Decision Notice, or Decision Memo), which may be subject to an administrative appeals process, and then is ultimately implemented on the ground.

Resource Management - This is the day-to-day management that Forest Service personnel undertake to utilize and protect the resources for current and future generations. Here you will find information on fire management, hazardous fuels reduction, resource management, and more. 

Geospatial Data - a link to the National Forest Service Goedata Clearinghouse


Ecological Restoration Implementation Plan

In March 2011 the Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which laid out the Region's guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years. This plan reflects the Regional leadership's current thinking on how the Leadership Intent will be implemented.

Key Contacts

Angeles National Forest Mountains

Angeles National Forest

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