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 — What happens in this forest has a very direct impact on the lives every resident of Los Angeles.
On April 8th, 2012 Pacifica Institute volunteers joined a tree planting drive at the Angeles National Forest with the Tree People, an environmental non-profit organization. Pacifica Institute volunteers worked on the areas of the Angeles forest that suffered the most damage during the 2009 Station Fire by planting trees in those areas.
The event was helped foster a working relationship between Pacifica Institute and Tree People. And brought the volunteers from both organizations closer to their environment.