Individual prescribed burn projects will be announced via Twitter by @LosPadresNF a day or two prior to the event.
Los Padres National Forest to Conduct Controlled Burns - Monterey Ranger District
The vegetation thinning projects are mainly to provide defensible space around the administrative sites. The vegetation is cut and piled in order to dry out before burning. This helps limit the amount of smoke introduced into the atmosphere. Buring will commence when weather conditions and air quality are suitable to safely burn these fuels.
Los Padres National Forest to Conduct Controlled Burns
This process will involve crews burning piles of vegetation in order to remove hazardous fuel loads and improve the overall health of the forest. The project will commence when weather conditions and air quality are suitable for safely burning these fuels. The brush was masticated and piled during thinning projects on the Figueroa Mountain area.
The burn projects will be conducted at a number of different sites in and around the Figueroa Mountain Recreational Area located a few miles northwest of the community of Los Olivos.
Burning will begin this week. If you have questions about the projects, please contact Santa Lucia Fire Management Officer Jim Smith at (805) 925-9538.
Los Padres National Forest to Conduct Controlled Burns - Mt. Pinos Ranger District
The brush was cut and piled while constructing fuel breaks around local communities. This process will involve crews lighting piled brush when weather conditions and air quality are suitable for safely burning these fuels.
The project locations are adjacent to Pine Mountain Club, Frazier Park, and Lake of the Woods.
Burning may begin as early as January 27. If you have questions about the projects, please contact Division Chief John Abell at (661) 245-3731.