Articles From : LosPadresForest

  • Most of Los Padres National Forest Reopens to Public

    [Update]: Los Padres National Forest officials today reopened most of the areas that were closed for public health and safety concerns following powerful winter storms that inflicted significant damage across the Forest

  • Department of Agriculture Directs Additional Fuels Funding to Los Padres

    Department of Agriculture announced expanded efforts to reduce wildfire risk across the western U.S., directly benefiting national forests in California including Los Padres.

  • Los Padres Forest Issues Closure Order Following Storm Damage

    Los Padres National Forest officials today issued a 60-day closure order for four ranger districts in response to the extreme winter storm that delivered punishing rain and wind across the Forest this week. 

  • Los Padres Forest Cautions Visitors Ahead of Winter Storm

    With a strong winter storm approaching the Central Coast, Los Padres National Forest officials are reminding the public to plan accordingly if they intend to visit any Forest recreation areas over the next week.

  • Fire Restrictions Lifted on Los Padres

    Snow and rain across Los Padres National Forest have provided sufficient moisture to reduce fire restrictions on the forest effective immediately.

  • Prepare for Rising Temperatures at Los Padres

    The Los Padres National Forest reminds visitors to plan ahead and prepare for rising temperatures

  • Los Padres National Forest Seeks Comments on Ecological Restoration Project

    Forest officials encourage interested members of the public to comment on the scope of the Los Padres National Forest Ecological Restoration Project, which is being proposed on four of the five LPNF Ranger Districts.

  • Los Padres National Forest Issues Update on Tecuya Ridge Fuelbreak Project

    Los Padres National Forest officials announced that the Mt. Pinos Ranger District has completed additional analysis for the Tecuya Ridge Shaded Fuelbreak project and has issued a revised Decision Memo.

  • Fireworks Not Allowed on Forest Land

    Los Padres National Forest officials are reminding Fourth of July visitors that the possession or use of fireworks—including the “safe and sane” variety—is always prohibited in the Forest.

  • Appeals Court Upholds Los Padres Forest Projects

    On June 21 and June 24, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court denied petitions to rehear challenges to a pair of forest health and fuels reduction projects on Los Padres National Forest’s Mt. Pinos Ranger District.

  • Keeping your Dog Safe in Snake Country with Dr. Emily Taylor

    Keeping your Dog Safe in Snake Country with Dr. Emily Taylor

    Topics covered:

    General rattlesnake awareness and helpful facts
    Hiking with your dog in snake country
    Rattlesnake vaccine for dogs
    Rattlesnake aversion training for dogs
    Emergency first aid
    Keeping your dog safe in your yard
    This event is free with an option to donate. Must sign up to attend.

  • Chris Stubbs Named New Supervisor for Los Padres National Forest

    U.S. Forest Service officials announced the selection of Chris Stubbs as the new forest supervisor for Los Padres National Forest.

  • Fire Restrictions Take Effect on Los Padres National Forest

    In response to the increasing potential for a wildland fire start, Los Padres National Forest officials announced that fire restrictions will be implemented throughout the Forest effective May 27. 

  • Los Padres Forest Seeks Comments on Proposed Rose Valley Creek Restoration

    Los Padres National Forest officials are seeking public comments on a proposal to remove three artificial lakes as part of a restoration project within the Rose Valley Creek watershed on the Ojai Ranger District.

  • Figueroa Mountain Wildflower Update: May 4, 2022

    The Figueroa wildflowers continue to give it their all despite the little rain they’ve received this spring.

  • First Figueroa Wildflower Update for 2022

    Helen is back with the first 2022 update on the wildflowers near Figueroa Mountain.

  • Los Padres Completes Stream Restoration Project

    Los Padres National Forest officials announced the completion of an extensive stream restoration project on Munch and Davy Brown Creeks in the Sisquoc River watershed.

  • Los Padres National Forest prohibits campfires in Santa Barbara front country

    Los Padres National Forest announced all campfires are now prohibited on National Forest System lands in the Santa Barbara front country due to the increasing fire danger.

  • Los Padres Begins Implementing Prescribed Fire Activities

    Los Padres National Forest officials announced plans to begin implementing their annual prescribed burning operations.

  • Los Padres National Forest Sign Graffiti

    The Los Padres National Forest reports sign graffiti cleanup takes away from other important work.

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