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Forest Fire Restoration Program

The Angeles National Forest is located within one of the driest, most fire-prone areas in the United States – where human-caused wildland fires are becoming larger and more frequent - significantly damaging natural resources as well as important human infrastructure on these invaluable public lands.

Not all areas and resources impacted by these fires will recover naturally, so forest managers and partners have launched a number of restoration efforts intended to produce ecosystems that are able to adapt and thrive over time. Projects located within the areas burned by the Copper Fire (2002), Ranch Fire (2007), and Sayre Fire (2008) focus on forest or upland vegetation and stream or riparian ecosystem restoration, sensitive wildlife species management, infrastructure improvements, and other beneficial projects.

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Being Ready—Wildfire Preparedness - Defensible Space

graphic show defensible space requirementsIt takes the combination of both Defensible space and the hardening of your home to really give your house the best chance of surviving a wildfire. Learn how to protect your home from wildfire.

Being Ready—Wildfire Preparedness - Forest Fuels Mitigation Projects

Firefighter putting water on a burn pileWe are preparing for wildfires while improving the overall health of the forest through fuel mitigation projects.

Our aim is to:

  • Safely reducing excessive amounts of brush, shrubs, and trees
  • Encouraging the new growth of native vegetation
  • Maintaining the many plant and animal species whose habitats depend on periodic fire

View these projects for 2019 and learn more about prescribed fire...

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Nature's Benefits

Ecosystem Services are the benefits people and communities receive from nature or—Nature's Benefits. Learn more about the valuable benefits provided by healthy ecosystems, including clean air, water filtration, renewable and nonrenewable energy, pollination, flood control, wood products, jobs, recreation, physical and psychological wellness.


San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan Nears Completion

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Update: The objection-period for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan has closed. The Forest Service has received seven (7) eligible objections.

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