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Dolan Fire Closure - Monterey Ranger District

Dolan Fire Closure Map - January 22 2021

​Visiting National Forests

Please avoid visiting national forests if you are sick and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Follow CDC guidance on personal hygiene and social distancing before and during your visit to the forest.

If an area is crowded, move to a less occupied location. Also consider avoiding the forest during high-use periods.

Virtual Services

The Los Padres National Forest's Supervisor's Office (Forest Headquarters) and ranger stations have moved to virtual services. You can access our forest maps at https://www.fs.fed.us/ivm/. If you need immediate assistance or have any questions, please call the phone numbers listed below: 

  • Supervisor’s Office in Solvang – (805) 448-6487
  • Santa Barbara Ranger District – (805) 448-3648
  • Santa Lucia Ranger District in Santa Maria –  (805) 865-0416
  • Ojai Ranger District in Ojai – (805) 448-4710
  • Monterey Ranger District in King City – (831) 242-0619
  • Mt. Pinos Ranger District in Frazier Park – (661) 556-6110 

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Figueroa Wildflower Update for April 30, 2021

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Hello everyone!

The winner of this update’s spectacular showcase is…(drum roll please)…the corridor between Ranger Peak and Cachuma Saddle. The bush lupine is lined up along much of this area in full bloom. Not only do their beautiful blue tones create a gorgeous sight, but the aroma they produce is simply breathtaking. Stunning bush poppies, sticky monkey flowers, Mexican elderberry and some scattered poppies (to mention a few) are currently adorning this area as well. If you want to see these lovelies in their peak, this is the time to do so as the bush lupine are starting to seed rapidly and won’t last long.. Read more...


Mount Pinos Forest Health and Fuels Reduction Project

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On April 7, Los Padres National Forest announced a plan to protect areas of the Mount Pinos Ranger District that are at risk to overstocking and the devastating impacts from disease and insect infestation. This forest health project was initially shared with the public in late 2019 during an open house and field visit to the project area. In 2006 public collaboration began when the project was listed in the Mount Pinos Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

The Mount Pinos Forest Health Project is located within a federally designated Insect and Disease Treatment Area where declining forest health conditions put the area at risk for substantial tree mortality over the next 15 years. In the 2014 Farm Bill, Congress authorized the U.S. Forest Service to prioritize work in these designated areas, and to expeditiously plan and implement projects to address the risk posed by insect and disease outbreaks.

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Forest Recreation Information Brochures and Publications

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Information on recreational opportunities on the Los Padres National Forest.

Forests Dealing With Visitor Surge and Trash

Piles of trash, overflowing pit toilets, and damage to trails and roads are just a few issues Forest Service staff are addressing on many of the 18 National Forest across California recently.

 




Los Padres NF Wins Award for Women In Wildland Fire Training

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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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Interactive Visitor Map: Los Padres National Forest


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Do Your Part

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Figueroa Wildflower Guide

Figueroa Mountain Spring Wildflower Guide


California Poppies

2021 Figueroa Mountain Wildflower Photo Gallery




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