History and Historic Sites of the Valley * Then and Now Photos * Lost Crescenta * Rockhaven * Membership
Our local Indians, the Tongva people, lived in the Crescenta Valley, and managed and maintained it in the same way we maintain our homes and roads. They used fire, in the form of controlled burns, as a tool to promote health and diversity in the plants that grow in our local mountains. Over the thousand of years they lived here, they learned land use management techniques that are proactive, rather than reactive, and that can be employed effectively today.
Our Speaker, Kat High is the Director of the Haramokngna American Indian Cultural Center, located just above us in the Angeles National Forest. She’ll also be telling the story of Haramokngna’s miraculous survival through the Station Fire, and will be talking about their recovery plan.