The mission of the Forest Committee is to protect, enjoy and explore the Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains and San Gabriel River which comprise 70% of the public open space in LA County and provide over 20% of LA’s drinking water. These magnificent local landscapes serve as a home for diverse species and as a recreational oasis for over three million Angelenos a year. Our committee is building on a fifteen-year long record of working to ensure that all visitors, including those from underserved communities, have improved access to nature. Working alongside diverse allies and our legislative champions we will pass federal legislation in 2021 that will create a San Gabriel River National Recreation Area in the San Gabriel River watershed to improve recreational opportunities for adjacent park-poor communities and to protect a major wildlife corridor connecting the San Gabriel and Santa Ana Mountains. We educate our members and the public about the nature of chaparral ecosystems and wildfire, providing help with trail maintenance and appropriate wildfire recovery.

"Wildfire and the Future of the San Gabriel Mountains," A Sierra Club Forest Committee Presentation