You can help repair the damage to the Angeles Forest caused by the Station Fire.
The US Forest Service has estimated that over 11,000 acres of the 168,000 that burned in the Station Fire will not regenerate naturally, and will have to be replanted. And, it is important that proper plantings be used.
TreePeople and the US Forest Service have formed a joint effort in this regard, offering training classes for volunteers who would like to help in the reforestation effort. The Refestation Supervisor Training class is next weekend. It's a one day class offered on either Saturday, March 6 or Sunday, March 7 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm the San Bernardino National Forest.
Actual planting will begin in Spring of 2011. The Forest Service website states "TreePeople will recruit, train, and lead crews of volunteers in planting thousands of seedlings in the 2011 and 2012 planting seasons, as part of a comprehensive ecosystem restoration effort in the burned area."
Information about the March classes is here: Reforestation Supervisor Training
More information from the US Forest Service is here: Angeles National Forest - Volunteering
Press release: TreePeople to Coordinate Volunteer Tree Planting in Station Fire Burn Area
Your generous donation of time and energy will make a difference for generations to come.