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)