TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. Simply put, our work is about helping nature heal our cities.
Over 160,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest were burned in the historic Station Fire of 2009. It was the largest such fire in the modern history of Los Angeles County. The Angeles Forest is a vital part of Los Angeles, providing the county with -- among many other things -- 35% of its drinking water, and 72% of its open space. What happens in this forest has a very direct impact on the lives every resident of Los Angeles.
11,000 of those acres will not recover on their own without human assistance. Those 11,000 acres were burned too deep in the soil and too wide-spread for natural seed regeneration.
Participation in the recovery effort reinforces the public's role as advocates for the forest.