updated: Jan 07, 2013, 5:19 PM
Source: Los Padres National Forest
Los Padres National Forest officials today announced plans to conduct a series
of prescribed burn projects over the next several months to eliminate piled
brush and mechanically treated vegetation on the Santa Lucia Ranger District.
This process will involve crews burning piles of vegetation in order to remove
hazardous fuel loads and improve the overall health of the forest. The project
will commence when weather conditions and air quality are suitable for safely
burning these fuels. The brush was masticated and piled during thinning projects
on the Figueroa Mountain area.
The burn projects will be conducted at a number of different sites in and around
the Figueroa Mountain Recreational Area located a few miles northwest of the
community of Los Olivos.
Burning will begin this week. If you have questions about the projects, please
contact Santa Lucia Fire Management Officer Jim Smith at (805) 925-9538.
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