Gallery: LEED Gold Mojave Rivers Ranger Station Helps the Forest Servic...

 
This also provides a large thermal mass to collect and dissipate heat throughout the day.

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  1. Exsmokey January 1, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    I think this is the new ranger station in Acton, California. If so it is the Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District office. This ranger district includes the area near Pyramid Lake and the north slope of the San Gabriel Mountains, all within the boundaries of the Angeles National Forest. Contrary to the narrative above, it does not include any portion of the Mojave Desert.

    The former and long time location for this ranger district office was in Texas Canyon, above the city of Santa Clarita. The permanent facility there was burned down 20 or 30 years ago. The Angeles NF attempted to replace the buildings for many years while the district office consisted of modular units. Several years ago those structures were also burned down. Given the budget situation, the Angeles National Forest reduced the number of ranger districts from 5 to three. This is when the old Saugus Ranger District took over the old Valyermo Ranger District lands on the north slope of the San Gabriel Mtns. The logical location for the district office was Acton, more or less centrally located in the district\\\’s jurisdiction.

    This is a fantastic building with great features, better than I\\\’ve seen of all the Forest Service facilities I\\\’ve worked in or visited. As I worked in four states during my Forest Service career, traveling as an investigator (internal affairs), working on wildland fires and visiting dozens of National Forests I\\\’ve seen a lot of ranger stations. I wish I could have worked in something this outstanding. My compliments to those involved in designing and constructing it!!!

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