Evening With Jeff Vail, Forest Supervisor
Join us for a special program with Jeffrey Vail, Forest Supervisor for the Angeles National Forest and the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, as he addresses what’s next for the San Gabriels from his unique perspective. Our iconic range, visited by over 3 million people a year, faces major challenges — from poor recreational conditions in heavily used areas along the San Gabriel River to an ever increasing fire intensity because of drought and climate change. Jeff Vail will discuss these issues, and more broadly, the future of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and how the public can have a voice. What significant changes can we expect in the monument in the next few years?╩ Jeff will also tell us about his special interests, including connecting youth to nature. You will learn what it is like to manage one of the most complex and heavily-visited national forests in the United States. Join us for a very interesting evening with Jeff Vail.
A native of Maine, Jeff Vail holds a J.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School (1991). He has worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 25 years as an attorney and then an official at all levels of the agency. With a background in land management, realty, protected area management, and partnerships, among other areas of experience, he worked on issues involving national forests throughout California and across the country before coming to the San Gabriel’s Forest Supervisor in 2015.
A social reception with the speaker at 7 p.m. precedes the 7:30 program sponsored by the Forest Committee of the Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter, and San Gabriel Mountains Forever. The program is free and the public is welcome. For information, email Don Bremner at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org@earthlink.net or John Monsen at mailto:email@example.com@aol.com.
WHERE: Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 1750 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena
WHEN Reception 7 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Directions to Eaton Canyon: From the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, take the Altadena Drive exit (if westbound on the 210, take the Sierra Madre Blvd. off ramp and at the bottom go west another few blocks to Altadena Drive), drive north toward the mountains about a mile, and 500 feet after crossing New York Drive, turn right into Eaton Canyon Park. The Nature Center is on the left from the parking area.