For more information,
Don Bremner, Chair, Forest Task Force, 626-794-2603.†
The Forest Task Force meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, odd months, at 7:30 pm at the Chapter office
located at 3435 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 320, Los Angeles.
Forestland is a great natural resource, providing recreation, clean water and wildlife habitat. Yet it is continually threatened by development, roads, power lines, drilling and mining, and other pressures of a growing population.
Preserving the natural environment of our public forests is the focus of the Angeles Chapterís Forest Task Force. A blueprint for managing the four national forests in Southern California — Angeles, San Bernardino, Cleveland and Los Padres — over the next 12-15 years is currently being shaped by US Forest Service officials, with input from the public, particularly during the first several months of 2004. The Sierra Club and other environmental groups have submitted their proposals for a draft plan, and will work hard this year to see that the final plan favors recreation, water quality and habitat.
Whether defending roadless areas in unspoiled forests, or pushing bills to increase wilderness designations, there are many ways to join in safeguarding our forest environment for future generations.