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Forest Service Seeks Public Comment Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System

The forest is seeking your comments on this forest specific Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) project. The LA-RICS Authority (Authority) proposes to construct and operate on approximately 60-site LMR System throughout the County, and 13 proposed project sites are distributed across the ANF. ANF accepted the Special Use Permit (SUP) proposal from the LA-RICS Authority. This project is a subset of the larger project, tiered to the Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Request for Scoping Comments

Public scoping is an important process and your input on this proposal is welcome. The information you submit will be used to help refine the scope of the proposal and further develop the proposed actions. To better assist with the planning process, please email your comments or deliver in person between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm (Mon-Fri) at 701 North Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006-2725. Please direct questions about this project to George Farra, Assistant Forest Engineer, 626-574-5301. Thank you for your interest in the forest management of the Angeles National Forest.

National Public Lands Day - September 28 - Free Shuttle to Chantry Flat

On Saturday, September 28th, the Angeles National Forest in partnership with the National Forest Foundation invites the public to celebrate National Public Lands Day, an event that seeks to connect communities to public lands right in your very own backyard!

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There will be a variety of volunteer projects for all ages and skill levels. Everyone from experienced volunteers to first-timers are welcome to attend and celebrate Public Lands as a community. Volunteer activities will include picnic area improvements, vegetation/debris clean-up, and trail maintenance. Lunch, Free T-Shirts and Raffle Prizes will be provided by REI! Starbucks will have coffee and snacks available to registered event participants.

Volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian provide permission to participate. The forest Service will provide volunteers with gloves and other supplies on the day of the event. Please come properly prepared with plenty of water/hydration, sun protection (hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved clothing, pants, and closed-toed shoes). If you have your own gloves, and a garden rake, feel free to bring them.

NPLD is an annual event held at hundreds of sites nationwide during which citizens have an opportunity to give back to their public lands. Whether you volunteer on NPLD, enjoy some boating, hiking, fishing, camping or simply learn more about your public lands and the plants and wildlife that live there, we invite you to take this day to enjoy the great outdoors and celebrate the lands that give us so much.

Transportation Options to Chantry Flat

Shuttle to Chantry Flat:

Thanks to our partnership with the City of Arcadia, REI, and Nature For All, we will offer a shuttle service from REI’s Arcadia store (214 N Santa Anita Ave) to Chantry Flat, starting at 7 AM. Please consider using this free public transportation option, easily accessible from the Metro Gold Line, instead of driving!

If you plan on taking the shuttle, limited parking is available at the REI, so please carpool or take the Gold Line when possible.

Parking at Chantry Flat:

The Forest Service has reserved parking at Chantry Flat Picnic area, but parking is limited. Please consider carpooling to ensure parking is available for volunteers and visitors.

Please register for National Public Lands Day

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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