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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
ARCADIA, Calif.--More than 130 former “Hot Shot” fire fighters, some going back to the 1950s, gathered here recently for an emotional reunion of “war” stories, what-have-you-been-doing-all-these-years questions, and special camaraderie from battling countless blazes.
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.
Anticipated heavy rainfall and potential flash floods have prompted Forest officials to close popular recreation areas near the Forest Falls community Sunday and Monday.
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.
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.
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).
ARCADIA, Calif.--A distinguished group of Chinese forestry experts on a U.S. tour stopped by the Angeles National Forest recently for a fast-paced question and answer session, packing a lot in during an hour visit.
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."
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.
Follow this link to learn about the Station Fire Restoration Strategy, and to access other Station-fire related information.