San Gabriel Proposed Wilderness Additions

Fact Sheet: San Gabriel Proposed Wilderness Additions

The proposed San Gabriel Wilderness Addition encompasses a portion of the West Fork San Gabriel River and its watershed – an important source of clean drinking water for the Los Angeles Basin (providing LA County with 35% of its drinking
water and 70% of its open space).

The area’s north-facing slopes support one of the largest forests of big cone Douglas fir and live oaks in the region.

The San Gabriel Wilderness Addition provides critical habitat for Nelson’s bighorn sheep, San Gabriel mountain salamander, Santa Ana speckled dace, and the California spotted owl. Outstanding recreational opportunities
include hiking, fishing, and horseback riding.

Quick Facts

  • Management Agency: U.S. Forest Service, Angeles National Forest
  • Location: Los Angeles County
  • Watershed: West Fork San Gabriel River
  • Size: 5,029 acres
  • Recreational Uses: Hiking, fishing, horseback riding
  • Ecological Values: Designated as an area of High Ecological Significance by the U.S. Forest Service, wildlife habitat