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.
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.
Fire restrictions on the Angeles National Forest will be downgraded from “Very High” to “High” effective Wednesday (Dec. 14). The change is a result of recent rain and cooler temperatures throughout the southland. “Although we are lowering the Fire Danger level we ask that everyone remain cautious because even with snow visible in the high country, the vegetation in the lower foothills are still susceptible to fire,” said James Hall, acting Fire Chief for the forest.
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.
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).
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.
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."
Follow this link to learn about the Station Fire Restoration Strategy, and to access other Station-fire related information.
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.
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.