The Little Tujunga-Riverwood area of Angeles National Forest has reopened to the public after being closed for nearly a year by the Station Fire.
The area, which is five miles long and two miles wide, is northwest of Sunland and offers recreational opportunities, such as picnicking and hiking. Workers recently completed trail improvements and storm-debris removal.
The bulk of the forest’s burned areas remain closed for public safety until further notice.
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“The Forest Service intent is to reopen area severely damaged in the fire over the next few years, as conditions allow,” said Jody Noiron, forest supervisor.
“We are developing a cohesive plan to create healthier, more sustainable ecosystems, involving water, vegetation and wildlife,” she said. We are making the hard decisions toward a healthier open-space for the Los Angeles basin in the future.”
Reopenings are taking place through a restoration plan, which engages the public in improving the health of the San Gabriel Mountains and enlists volunteers.
The Forest Service invites volunteers, partners and others to help the forest with its natural resource conservation needs. If individuals or groups are interested in joining the efforts, they are encouraged to visit the Angeles website here.
The forest order for the pending and an official map can also be viewed on the website.