Posts tagged “Station Fire”

Treasured Landscape: Angeles National Forest

Less than an hour from downtown L.A., Angeles National Forest is truly a “backyard forest.” Within the San Gabriel Mountains, the forest includes nearly 700 miles of trails traversing mountains, canyons, forests and more. Much of the forest’s landscape is chaparral, shaped by a Mediterranean climate of mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers filled with hardy, drought tolerant species. Five wilderness areas offer visitors the chance to escape the congestion of the greater Los... (Read more…)

Alcoa Adopts Picnic Area and Begins Restoration

Hundreds of thousands of families enjoy the Angeles National Forest each year, escaping the hustle and bustle of nearby metropolitan Los Angeles even if just for a few hours. The 2009 Station Fire swept through Big Tujunga Canyon, damaging several recreation sites that were popular destinations for weekend family picnics. Vegetation that held the loose, rocky soils in place was burned and during the winter heavy rains sent massive debris flows down into the Canyon, burying... (Read more…)

First Friends of the Forest day at Angeles National Forest creates “Dam Busters”

To celebrate National Public Lands Day , the National Forest Foundation teamed up with REI to bring the Forest Service and community together to help restore Big Tujunga Creek at Angeles National Forest. Volunteers from all across Southern California, including several employees from Northrop Grumman, convened at the Wildwood Picnic Area to start the Friends of the Forest day. Forest Service employees from the Los Angeles River Ranger District described the site and... (Read more…)

Los Angeles Media Event: A Treasured Landscapes Travelogue

Bob Hope Airport in Burbank California is remarkably simple. Deplaning outside, a rarity these days, unless traveling to developing countries, one is immediately struck by the presence of the San Gabriel mountains. Chaparral and talus cover the slopes and those in the know understand that condor, mountain lions and bears roam in the hills right in Los Angeles’ backyard. Los Angeles’ backyard, whether you have one at home or not, is bigger than you think in the Angeles National Forest.... (Read more…)

Station Fire Restoration: Bringing a Beloved Backyard Forest Back to Life

When we talk about urban forests, we’re talking about the trees that shade our sidewalks and local parks, but when we talk about urban National Forests, we’re talking about the public lands that make up our extended backyards. And there is no National Forest more urban than the Angeles. Every year, millions of visitors flock to the Forest to find respite from the hustle and bustle of the city below. And as one of the few remaining open spaces in southern California, the over 650,000 acres... (Read more…)