Forest Service R-5 Pacific Southwest Region Story

Learn the story of Pacific Southwest Region 5 which includes the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. Discover the wonders of this region and how you can #DoYourPart.

Proposed global satellite network could detect wildfires in 15 minutes

From Pasadena Star News

FireSat, a concept developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, could detect wildfires within 15 minutes anywhere in the world.

USDA - Forest Service Participates at the 2015 World Special Olympics

On behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service employees from the Angeles National Forest/San Gabriel Mountains National Monument along with enthusiastic volunteers had the privilege to staff a booth at the 2015 World Special Olympics, held from July 23 through August 2 at the University of Southern California. This was an agency wide effort with collaborative support provided from the Washington Office and the Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5).

Rincon Shortcut Rules and Regulations Permit

This document provides the new/adjusted rules for use of the Rincon Shortcut.  This document will be the new permit and now eliminates the requirement and confusion for a high clearance vehicle. It does identify that both a high clearance and 4 wheel drive vehicle are highly recommended.

San Bernardino NF Closes Areas due to Impending Weather

Anticipated heavy rainfall and potential flash floods have prompted Forest officials to close popular recreation areas near the Forest Falls community Sunday and Monday.

Grant Awarded for $1.245 Million to Aid in Restoration of Big Tujunga Canyon Wat

The California Wildlife Conservation Board has awarded a grant to the National Forest Foundation for $1.245 million to assist with ecosystem recovery efforts on the Angeles National Forest.

Forest Service Reopens More Than Three Quarters of Powerhouse Fire Closure Area

On Oct. 23, 2014, Angeles National Forest officials reopened more than three quarters of the Powerhouse Fire closure area north of Santa Clarita. The closure order for the remaining area expires one year from now unless officials determine otherwise.

The Forest and Monument welcome the first group into the Field Ranger Program

The Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument recently welcomed the first group into the Field Ranger Program.