[image} Poppies on Grass Mountain - Figueroa Recreation Area

Figueroa Mountain Recreation Area, Santa Lucia Ranger District


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Figueroa Mountain First Wildflower Update for 2019

[picture]: Lupine

Due to the much needed rain, the Figueroa wildflowers are back on a normal schedule. The biggest question this season… “Is Grass Mountain going to have a Super Bloom”? The answer has been “It’s hard to tell.” Normally on heavy rain years, the poppies have to compete with the grasses and the grasses usually win. It was actually looking that way until last week. The sun was out all week and the poppies are really starting to make a presence on Grass Mountain. Lupine are not holding back this year and purple patches are beginning to appear on Grass Mountain as well. 

Snow conditions at Mt Pinos

Snowperson on Mt Pinos 12/11/2018

There is still snow on Mt Pinos! Check here for roads, weather, and other information about snow on the mountain.  Mt Pinos Ranger District snow page

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Forest Recreation Information Brochures and Publications

[image} Kirk Creek Campground - Monterrey Ranger District

Information on recreational opportunities on the Los Padres National Forest.

Los Padres NF Wins Award for Women In Wildland Fire Training

A line of women dressed in firefighting gear stand in a field with shovels and hoes

In 2014 the Los Padres National Forest received a Washington Office diversity grant to fund a project designed to engage and recruit under-represented groups into the Fire Program.

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California Condor

Learn About the Sespe Condor Sanctuary in the Los Padres