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.

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.

2013 Celebration Edition of the Angeles NF Volunteer Project Directory

We’ve been publishing the ANF Volunteer Project Directory on our website for nearly a year now – primarily as a means to tell new or would-be volunteers about current projects, and to encourage them to get involved. We’ve updated the directory each month, to include new projects and opportunities for volunteer service throughout the year.

However, in this end-of-the-year edition, we want to make YOU the STAR of the show! As we bring the year to an end, we would like to shine the Directory spotlight on the many wonderful accomplishments of the individuals and groups who are already serving as volunteers – and to say a great big THANK YOU to the thousands of you who have given of yourselves in service to the Angeles National Forest in the past year.

Region 5 Leadership Intent

The mission of the Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.  Follow this link for more information.

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.

Stewardship and Recreational Opportunities Enhanced on Angeles National Forest w

San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, designated on October 10, 2014, is located within the Angeles National Forest. The monument landscape will provide large-scale open space to many of the residents of Los Angeles County. In addition to protecting the land, the monument designation creates new opportunities for the Angeles National Forest and local communities to collaborate in the enhancing of stewardship and recreational opportunities on federal land.

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.

Closure of Williamson Rock to Protect Endangered Frog Continues

In a continued effort to protect habitat of the mountain yellow-legged frog, Forest Service officials have continued the closure of Williamson Rock until Dec. 31, 2012.

This is an ongoing closure that limits access to about 1,000 acres north of Angeles Crest Highway near Cooper Canyon, and has been in place since December 2005. The new forest order for another year is effective Sunday (Jan. 1).

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Projects

Forest Service officials have contracted with a local firm to build a 24,000-foot administrative building here. The project, funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars, is planned to have many features making the building environmentally friendly.

Angeles NF Offers Fun & Education for Kids & Adults at Los Angeles County Fair

With hands clad in cloth gloves, teenagers Nicolene Limsnukan and Victoria Garcia yanked back and forth on a 5-foot saw with inch-long teeth, slicing through a horizontal propped up log. The blade sank further and further into the wood and a slice fell to the ground.  

"It was hard," said Nicolene, visiting from Claremont. "Now I know how people in the olden days felt."

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.

Forest Service Leaders Give Kids Awards, Honor Christmas Tree Headed to D.C.

GRIFFITH PARK, Calif.--Officials from the Angeles and other national forests gathered here to support a two-part celebration for a 65-foot Christmas tree headed to Washington D.C. and an art contest award show for youngsters.

Ecological Restoration Podcast

Our new video podcast series on Ecological Restoration, called Restore, will provide video podcasts highlighting people, projects, and the associated inroads and successes we are making in our restoration activities across the Region as we seek to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands.

Station Fire Recovery

Follow this link to learn about the Station Fire Restoration Strategy, and to access other Station-fire related information.


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