Help Restore the Angeles National Forest
This massive volunteer effort, known as Forest Aid: Angeles, is a follow-up to another post-wildfire project in the San Bernardino National Forest, where volunteers working under a partnership of TreePeople, the San Bernardino National Forest Association and the Forest Service planted nearly 50,000 seedlings during the years 2009 and 2010.
Replanting these mountain forests will protect them from future wildfire destruction and enables them to, once again, function as part of a healthy, natural watershed. With this support from Forest Aid volunteers, the forests will continue to perform their magic:
* Producing oxygen
* Filtering pollutants from the air
* Replenishing groundwater supplies by helping the land absorb and filter rainwater
* Reducing the negative effects of global warming
* Providing a habitat for wildlife
About Forest Aid: Angeles
Forest Aid began as a partnership with The United States Forest Service, the San Bernardino National Forest Association and TreePeople to replant fire-damaged areas of the San Bernardino National Forest, and continues in the Angeles National Forest.This partnership is based on a simple belief: That a single person planting a single tree can help revitalize fire-damaged areas, affect climate change, clean the air, capture rainwater and build a sense of community.
During the 2014 planting season (late February to early April) our goal is to plant 10,000 seedlings of incense cedar (Calocedrus decurrens), sugar pine (Pinus lambertiana), coulter pine (Pinus coulteri), Jeffrey pine (Pinus jeffreyi) and ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa).