Refurbishing the forest two years after the Station Fire
Date: 8/26/2011 Album ID: 1309877
Photos by John McCoy
Danny Saunders stands next to a Spanish Broom plant, demonstrating the size that some of them can grow to. Spanish Broom is one of the plants that conservationists want to remove from the forest because it is not native to the environment. Members of the Student Conservation Association took members of the media on a tour of the Wildwood Picnic Area in Big Tujunga Canyon where they spent portions of the past two years rehabilitating the land, campsites and picnic areas after the 2009 Station fire. Two and four-person, college-aged crews and two crews of local high school students worked four days a week, ten hours a day throughout both summers to restore nearly 50 miles of the Angeles National Forest. Winnetka, Tujunga, CA. 8-26-2011. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)
Brian Hill is traveled from his home in Utah to participate in the wildfire cleanup. Members of the Student Conservation Association took members of the media on a tour of the Wildwood Picnic Area in Big Tujunga Canyon where they spent portions of the past two years rehabilitating the land, campsites and picnic areas after the 2009 Station fire. 
Two and four-person, college-aged crews and two crews of local high school students worked four days a week, ten hours a day throughout both summers to restore nearly 50 miles of the Angeles National Forest. 
 Winnetka, Tujunga, CA. 8-26-2011. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)
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Danny Saunders stands next to a Spanish Broom plant, demonstrating the size that some of them can grow to. Spanish broom is one of the non-native plants that conservationists want to remove from the forest. Members of the Student Conservation Association took members of the media on a tour of the Wildwood Picnic Area in Big Tujunga Canyon where they spent portions of the past two years rehabilitating the land, campsites and picnic areas after the 2009 Station fire. Two and four-person, college-aged crews and two crews of local high school students worked four days a week, ten hours a day throughout both summers to restore nearly 50 miles of the Angeles National Forest.  Winnetka, Tujunga, CA. 8-26-2011. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)
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View of Big Tujunga Creek in the Wildwod Picnic Area. Members of the Student Conservation Association took members of the media on a tour of the Wildwood Picnic Area in Big Tujunga Canyon where they spent portions of the past two years rehabilitating the land, campsites and picnic areas after the 2009 Station fire. 
Two and four-person, college-aged crews and two crews of local high school students worked four days a week, ten hours a day throughout both summers to restore nearly 50 miles of the Angeles National Forest. 
 Winnetka, Tujunga, CA. 8-26-2011. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)
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A praying mantis walks down a stalk of Spanish broom, one of the non-native plants that conservationists are trying to eradicate from the national forest. Members of the Student Conservation Association took members of the media on a tour of the Wildwood Picnic Area in Big Tujunga Canyon where they spent portions of the past two years rehabilitating the land, campsites and picnic areas after the 2009 Station fire. 
Two and four-person, college-aged crews and two crews of local high school students worked four days a week, ten hours a day throughout both summers to restore nearly 50 miles of the Angeles National Forest. 
 Winnetka, Tujunga, CA. 8-26-2011. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)
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(l-r) Gabriel Cienfuegos follows his mother Dinora and his twin brother Daniel as they follow Vilma De la cruz to the picnic area. Members of the Student Conservation Association took members of the media on a tour of the Wildwood Picnic Area in Big Tujunga Canyon where they spent portions of the past two years rehabilitating the land, campsites and picnic areas after the 2009 Station fire. 
Two and four-person, college-aged crews and two crews of local high school students worked four days a week, ten hours a day throughout both summers to restore nearly 50 miles of the Angeles National Forest. 
 Winnetka, Tujunga, CA. 8-26-2011. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)
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(l-r) Brian Hill and Danny Saunders look at a plant known as Spanish broom, a species of non-native plants that they are trying to eradicate from the area. Members of the Student Conservation Association took members of the media on a tour of the Wildwood Picnic Area in Big Tujunga Canyon where they spent portions of the past two years rehabilitating the land, campsites and picnic areas after the 2009 Station fire. 
Two and four-person, college-aged crews and two crews of local high school students worked four days a week, ten hours a day throughout both summers to restore nearly 50 miles of the Angeles National Forest. 
 Winnetka, Tujunga, CA. 8-26-2011. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)
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A forest service sign warns the public of the dangers in the area that had been burned. Danny Saunders stands next to a Spanish Broom plant, demonstrating the size that some of them can grow to. Spanish Broom is one of the plants that conservationists want to remove from the forest because it is not native to the environment. Members of the Student Conservation Association took members of the media on a tour of the Wildwood Picnic Area in Big Tujunga Canyon where they spent portions of the past two years rehabilitating the land, campsites and picnic areas after the 2009 Station fire. Two and four-person, college-aged crews and two crews of local high school students worked four days a week, ten hours a day throughout both summers to restore nearly 50 miles of the Angeles National Forest.  Winnetka, Tujunga, CA. 8-26-2011. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)
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A small lizzard sits on a rock near the picnic area. Members of the Student Conservation Association took members of the media on a tour of the Wildwood Picnic Area in Big Tujunga Canyon where they spent portions of the past two years rehabilitating the land, campsites and picnic areas after the 2009 Station fire. 
Two and four-person, college-aged crews and two crews of local high school students worked four days a week, ten hours a day throughout both summers to restore nearly 50 miles of the Angeles National Forest. 
 Winnetka, Tujunga, CA. 8-26-2011. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)
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(l-r) Dinora Cienfuegos and her twin boys Daniel,in grey, and Gabriel, in blue, walk down to the meet Vilma De la cruz and her daughter Melanie Barrios. The group planed to go down to Big Tujunga Creek and try their luck fishing. Members of the Student Conservation Association took members of the media on a tour of the Wildwood Picnic Area in Big Tujunga Canyon where they spent portions of the past two years rehabilitating the land, campsites and picnic areas after the 2009 Station fire. 
Two and four-person, college-aged crews and two crews of local high school students worked four days a week, ten hours a day throughout both summers to restore nearly 50 miles of the Angeles National Forest. 
 Winnetka, Tujunga, CA. 8-26-2011. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)
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(l-r) Melissa Madrid describes the location of hiking trails to Kateri Conahey. Members of the Student Conservation Association took members of the media on a tour of the Wildwood Picnic Area in Big Tujunga Canyon where they spent portions of the past two years rehabilitating the land, campsites and picnic areas after the 2009 Station fire. 
Two and four-person, college-aged crews and two crews of local high school students worked four days a week, ten hours a day throughout both summers to restore nearly 50 miles of the Angeles National Forest. 
 Winnetka, Tujunga, CA. 8-26-2011. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)
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