Angeles National Forest Continues Williamson Rock Area Closure

The area will remain closed to protect the endangered frog species, but an environmental analysis is being conducted for possible reopening.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

Angeles National Forest officials are continuing the closure of the Williamson Rock area in an ongoing effort to protect the habitat of an endangered frog species.

"The ongoing closure limits access to about 1,000 acres north of Angeles Crest Highway near Eagles Roost, and has been in place since December 2005. The new order for another year was effective Wednesday (Jan. 1)," states to the Angeles National Forest press release.

The press release also states that "this effort allows the Forest Service to protect the mountain yellow-legged frog, an endangered species. The closure was first announced after officials determined the area was critical habitat for the frog."

In order to consider resuming some recreation opportunities in the closed area while still protecting the endangered frog species, the Forest Service is continuing to conduct an environmental analysis, according to Angeles National Forest.

For more information, visit the Angeles National Forest website.


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