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Jackson Lake Closed to Public - AUG 21 - AUG 22

Jackson Lake will be closed to the public from Weds, Aug. 21, at 12 P.M. to Aug. 22 at 5 P.M. The lake will be closed due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Forest Service Seeks Public Comment on Long-term Management Plan for Rowher Flat/ Drinkwater Flat Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area

The Angeles National Forest (ANF) is developing a management plan for the long-term development of the Rowher Flat/ Drinkwater Flat Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area.

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Rowher and Drinkwater Flats prepare for a new management plan (Forest Service photo by Ray Kidd).

The Angeles National Forest (ANF) is requesting public comment on a draft Management Plan for the long-term development and operations of the Rowher Flat/ Drinkwater Flat Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area, located north of Santa Clarita, CA. Public comments are also requested on a draft Proposed Action for improvements within the Drinkwater Flat segment of the OHV Area, for future environmental review as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Comments must be received by September 1, 2019, in order to be considered and incorporated into the final Management Plan and Proposed Action.

Comments may be mailed or emailed to Joshua Travers, District Recreation Officer, Los Angeles Gateway Ranger District, Angeles National Forest; 12371 North Little Tujunga Canyon Road, San Fernando, CA 91342.

Public comments may also be submitted at public meetings to be held on August 22 at Angeles National Forest Headquarters (701 N. Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006) between 6 p.m. – 8 p.m, and on August 24 at Rowher Flat Staging Area 1 between 10 AM - 12 PM.

Draft Rowher and Drinkwater Flats Management Plan Documents

1. Draft Rowher/Drinkwater OHV Area Management Plan 2. Appendix A - Rowher/Drinkwater Flats Sign Plan - Difficulty Ratings
3. Appendix B - Rowher/Drinkwater Flats TMO/RMO 4. Appendix C - Rowher/Drinkwater Flats Proposed Action

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 the 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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San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan is Completed

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The Land Management Plan Amendment, Environmental Assessment (EA), and Decision Notice for the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument are complete. "We are excited to have this plan to the finish line," Jerome Perez, Angeles National Forest Supervisor, stated. "The collaborative effort with our many partners has been outstanding, and we look forward to continued cooperation as we implement this plan." The Monument Plan provides guidance for the Angeles National Forest to manage the area’s unique ecological, social, and cultural resources for years to come. The Angeles National Forest will now begin carrying out the Monument Plan. Specific projects across the monument will progress through planning and implementation, and the Monument Plan will help guide those efforts. Any project initiated on the Monument will need to be in alignment with this Plan.

Angeles Fuels Program

The Angeles National Forest Fuels program mission is to manage fuels at the landscape scale to restore and maintain fire-resilient landscapes that are compatible with their historical fire return interval, a core goal of the Cohesive Strategy.

Learn more about:

  • Prescribed Fire
  • Managing wildfire for resource objectives
  • Fuel Treatments using mechanical, biological, or other non-fire methods


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