Reforest'Action collaborates with the National Forest Foundation to restore this iconic Californian landmark damaged by Sand Fire. This action will protect the fauna, flora and landscape, but also restore access to hikers.
The project at a glance
- Number of trees to be planted : about 10,000
- Project area : 41,000 acres
- Species : Big Cone Douglas fir, Coulter Pine
- Type of project : restoration of the burned forest of Angeles
Spread over nearly 700,000 acres, this area welcomes a great diversity of flora and fauna.
The Sand Fire began on July 22, 2016 and was confined on August 3 after burning 41,432 acres (168 km2) of land. The implementation of more than 3,000 firefighters and the evacuation of 10,000 homes shows the impact of this event and the proximity of the urban area with the National Forest of Angeles. Indeed, the Forest is located about ten kilometers from Los Angeles very close to Santa Clarita Valley.
The challenge of this project is multiple, it will ensure the reconstitution of a rich ecosystem and give to people the opportunity to enjoy the forest.
The degradation of fir stands is endangering the California Spotted Owl, an endemic and sensitive specie. The reimplantation of tree species will help to stabilize the forest floor, restore habitats and improve the quality of rivers that feed Los Angeles.
Finally, the National Forest of Angeles is a popular place for hikers. The reforestation of this environment is essential to allow visitors to rediscover this beautiful place.