Reorganization underway on Angeles National Forest

Release Date: Dec 1, 2017  

Contact(s): Punky Moore

ARCADIA, Calif. – Angeles National Forest (ANF) Supervisor Jeffrey Vail is pleased to announce that, effective Oct. 1, 2017, the forest has reorganized from three to two ranger districts. The restructuring changes involve the creation of the Los Angeles Gateway ranger district and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument district.  The Los Angeles River Ranger District, Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District, and the San Gabriel River Ranger District no longer exist.

According to Vail, “The reorganization reflects the need to ensure efficient management of the ANF as a result of the 2014 establishment of San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. These changes will be combined with greater opportunities for collaboration and coordination with partners, increased resource capacity to the field, and improve our ability to provide recreation opportunities on the forest.”

Signs on the ground and names on maps are the most noticeable modifications that visitors will see. In addition, the public may notice a realignment on the ANF website as district names are changed, recreation information updated, and other items such as project updates shifted. What they won’t see are major changes at ANF offices and visitor centers as the scope and presence of Forest staff and volunteer support will be unaffected by the new organization.

Please contact the office or visitor center nearest your destination for current information before beginning a trip to the forest. Also, see the forest website at, join the conversation on Facebook and check out Twitter @Angeles_NF.