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Regional Order 20-02

March 28, 2020

Pacific Southwest Region Developed Recreation Sites Closing Through April 30, 2020.

Regional Forest Order 20-02 Prohibition of entering or using a Developed Recreation Site or portion thereof, except trailheads

Pursuant to 36 CFR 261.58(b)

Effective March 28, 2020 through April 30, 2020

Notice To All USDA Forest Service Visitors

March 20, 2020—Los Padres National Forest is limiting public access to its offices and implementing virtual services beginning today to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities.  

Customers needing information, permits and maps are encouraged to call the Supervisor’s Office or Ranger District Offices during regular business hours for prompt customer service, or by visiting the Forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/lpnf for additional updates.  

These actions have been taken based on the best available medical advice to limit gatherings of large numbers of people and to promote social distancing.  

Members of the public are encouraged to call the following Los Padres National Forest offices:

  • Supervisor’s Office – (805) 968-6640 ext. 0 or (805) 865-0416
  • Santa Barbara Ranger District – (805) 967-3481 ext. 0 or (805) 448-3648
  • Santa Lucia Ranger District – (805) 925-9538 ext. 0 or (805) 448-6487
  • Ojai Ranger District – (805) 448-4710
  • Monterey Ranger District – (831) 385-5434 ext. 0
  • Mt. Pinos Ranger District – (805) 865-6204

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Figueroa Mountain Wildflower Guide

2017 Wildflower

Beautiful wildflowers can be found on Figueroa Mountain at various times during wildflower season as well as throughout Los Padres National Forest. Normally, the wildflowers start blooming in late February to early March and continue to April or May. Weather plays a big role when flowers bloom and how long they last. Let’s see how many of these lovely blooms we can find. Ready…let’s go!


Campground and Day Use Area Temporary Closures

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Regional Order 20-02 Prohibtion of entering or using a developed recreation site or portion thereof, except trailheads. 

Los Padres National Forest is limiting public access to its offices and implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities. All developed recreation sites including camgrounds and day use areas are temporarily closed.

Affected campground reservations have been cancelled and refunds have been issued. Local managers are committed to the health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff. We are following the guidelines from our department and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions.

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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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