Articles From : LosPadresForest

  • Alisal Fire Flare Ups on Saturday

    The Los Padres National Forest reports increased activity in the Alisal Fire on Saturday and the evacuation center moving to standby status.

  • Los Padres Issues Decision Memo for Reyes Peak Project

    Los Padres National Forest officials have completed the environmental review of the Reyes Peak Forest Health and Fuels Reduction project. 

  • Los Padres National Forest to ReOpen September 23

    Los Padres National Forest officials announced the forest-wide closure that took effect August 31 has now expired and public access to Forest campgrounds, roads and trails are now open.

  • Sunset Valley Road to Temporarily Close

    Los Padres National Forest officials announced plans to remove and replace two concrete low-water road crossings on Davy Brown Creek and Munch Creek along Sunset Valley Road in the Sisquoc River watershed.

  • Los Padres National Forest Announces New Santa Barbara District Ranger

    Los Padres National Forest officials announced the selection of Daryl Hodges as the new Santa Barbara District Ranger.

  • Los Padres officials announce additional fire restrictions

    Due to extremely dry vegetation and increasing fire danger, Los Padres National Forest officials today announced that additional fire restrictions will go into effect beginning Thursday.

  • Los Padres National Forest Extends Recreational Shooting Ban

    Los Padres National Forest officials announced that the Forest Order prohibiting discharging of any firearm except in permitted gun ranges has been extended until January 31, 2022.

  • LPFA Trail Crew Clears North Cold Spring Trail

    One of the biggest priorities of the Los Padres Forest Association heading into 2021 was to restore and maintain the network of trails on the north side of the Santa Ynez Mountain between Cold Spring and Murietta Divide.

  • Los Padres National Forest Officials Raise Fire Restrictions

    In response to the increasing potential for a wildland fire start, Los Padres National Forest officials announced that fire restrictions are now raised throughout the Forest.

  • Figueroa Mountain Wildflower Update 2

    There are more wildflowers on Figueroa Mountain this week than 2 weeks ago, but nowhere near as many as an average wildflower year. 

  • Public comments on Mount Pinos Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project open through May 7

    The Los Padres National Forest is holding public comment on the Mount Pinos Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project through May 7.

  • LPFA FUNDAMENTALS OF BACKPACKING 5 WEEK CLASS
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    LPFA FUNDAMENTALS OF BACKPACKING 5 WEEK CLASS

    The classes are designed for introductory backpackers of all ages but we promise, no matter what your backpacking skill level, there will be tons to learn. Our instructors are seasoned thru-hikers, local experts and gear gurus with decades of experience. The topics for the classes include: footwear, mapping/GPS, backpacks, ultralight, clothing systems, water filtration, sleeping options, shelters/tents/hammocks, cooking, electronics and we'll be heading into the wilds to learn together how to incorporate the classroom skills into your in-the-field experiences.