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Please visit the forest website for details on the exciting recreational opportunities that await you there.


Adventure Pass

National Forest Adventure Pass

This is a pass to use designated sites and areas of the Angeles, Cleveland, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests. Visitors to these four forests will be required to display the Pass in their vehicles when using the Forest for recreation purposes. The Adventure Pass is a local regional pass, required only on the four forests listed above.

View an interactive map of Recreation Fee Sites in Southern California

Tree mortality in California

California Tree Mortality.

High numbers of hazard trees in our forests and around communities, campgrounds, along roads, trails and utility corridors pose a significant threat to communities if a wildfire breaks out in the affected areas. Tree mortality in California crosses all land ownerships; government, citizens and private industry are working together to mitigate hazards and create more resilient forests.

More information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/CATreeMortality.

Special publications

Ecological Restoration Implementation Plan and Our Partners

Cover image for Ecological Restoration Implementation Plan.

In March 2011 the Pacific Southwest Region of the US Forest Service released a statement of its Leadership Intent for Ecological Restoration, which laid out the Region's guiding vision and goals for its stewardship of wildland and forests for the next 15-20 years. This plan reflects the Regional leadership's current thinking on how the Leadership Intent will be implemented.


Climate Change in the Pacific Southwest Region

Climate Change

Responding to the challenges presented by climate change is one of the most urgent tasks facing the Forest Service. "Climate change is the biggest conservation challenge facing the Forest Service in the 21st century and contributing to global efforts that help forests mitigate and adapt to climate change is a priority for the Forest Service in California."

Ecological Restoration: Engaging Partners in an All Lands Approach

Ecological Restoration: Pacific Southwest Region

Our goal is to retain and restore ecological resilience of the National Forest lands to achieve sustainable ecosystems that provide a broad range of services to humans and other organisms. This goal is based on a commitment to land and resource management that is infused by the principles of Ecological Restoration and driven by policies and practices that are dedicated to make land and water ecosystems more sustainable, more resilient, and healthier.


Aloha and Kuleana: A Hawaii-Based Global Sustainability Initiative

A large Hawaiian sailing canoe is docked at a pier with a tall buildings on the shore.

Imagine the longest trip you’ve taken? How long did it last? How far did you travel? Chances are it was shorter and closer to home than that of the Hōkūleʻa.

2017 Fire Science Class At Frazier Mountain High School Concludes Its 19th Year

Men and women dressed as firefighters gather round a helicopter with equipment laid out around them.

The Mt. Pinos Ranger District concluded its annual wildland fire training course, on April 29, for high school upper-class students and local young adults in Frazier Park.


Angeles NF Graduates Eleven Students from Women in Wildland Fire Training Camp

A woman firefighter learns proper technique using a fire hose.

The Angeles National Forest held its inaugural Women in Wildland Fire Training Camp, June 5-9, 2017, at the Angeles Crest Christian Camp. 

Solar Arrays Power Ranger Stations in the Los Padres National Forest

A solar panel farm lies in a forest surrounded by trees, hills and bright sun.

At selected U.S. Forest Service facilities and ranger stations across California, progress in saving tax dollars and energy efficiency is expanding into the 21st century. 

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Interactive Visitor Map: National Forests in California

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Valuing Ecosystem Services.

Nature's Benefits

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Forest Plan Revision



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