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Level 3 Fire Restrictions

Postby mikesplain on Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:16 pm

LEVEL 3 FIRE RESTRICTIONS are in effect as of today, July 19th, 2017. This means NO CAMPFIRES & NO SMOKING outside of a few designated car campgrounds. (See Exhibit A). Stoves are still allowed with a valid Campfire Permit, but please abide by the permit requirements- shovel, bucket, bare mineral soil. Additional restrictions apply to firearms as well, see the attached Forest Order for details.

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Level 2 Fire Restrictions

Postby mikesplain on Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:48 pm

LEVEL 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS are in effect as of June 14th, 2017. This means NO CAMPFIRES IN THE BACKCOUNTRY until further notice. The official notice is posted below.

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Re: Fire Restrictions

Postby VWA Admin on Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:34 pm

Fire Restrictions Lifted on Los Padres National Forest

GOLETA, CA, January 17, 2017…Snow and rain across Los Padres National Forest has provided sufficient moisture to reduce fire restrictions on the forest effective immediately.

Under the reduced fire restrictions, campfires and charcoal barbeques will be allowed in all areas of the Forest THAT ARE OUTSIDE OF THE SOBERANES FIRE CLOSURE BOUNDARIES. A California Campfire Permit is required to build a campfire outside of a designated Campfire Use Site. California Campfire Permits are available for free download from the Forest website (http://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf). A list of Campfire Use Sites is available at all Forest offices.

Visitors who construct wood or charcoal fires outside of designated Campfire Use Sites also must clear all flammable material for a minimum of five feet in all directions; have a shovel available for preparing and extinguishing the fire; have a responsible person in attendance at all times; and extinguish the fire with water, using the “drown, stir and feel” method. Prohibitions on smoking and target shooting in the Forest have also been lifted.

“As we move into the rainy season and reduce fire restrictions, it’s important to remember that fire can happen at any time of the year,” said Los Padres National Forest Fire Chief Carrie Landon. “I strongly encourage all visitors to exercise caution while they are out enjoying the forest.”

The following fire restrictions will remain in effect:

· Spark arresters are required on all off-highway vehicles, chainsaws, and other internal combustion engines and equipment;

· A permit is required for all welding, grinding, cutting, or use of explosives;

· Tracer ammunition is prohibited at all times;

· Fireworks are prohibited in Los Padres National Forest at all times and in all places.

Visitors are encouraged to call the local Ranger Station for more information on conditions and restrictions.
Monterey Ranger District – (831) 385-5434
Santa Barbara Ranger District – (805) 967-3481
Ojai Ranger District – (805) 646-4348
Mt. Pinos Ranger District – (661) 245-3731
Santa Lucia Ranger District – (805) 925-9538
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LEVEL 4 FIRE RESTRICTIONS

Postby mikesplain on Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:19 am

This is just a reminder of Level 4 Fire Restrictions across the entire Los Padres National Forest- NO SMOKING, NO CAMPFIRES & NO STOVES in the backcountry. If you're headed out there, bring meals & beverages that can be served cold!

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Elevated Fire Restrictions- August 23rd, 2016

Postby mikesplain on Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:28 pm

As of August 23rd, 2016, Level 4 Fire Restrictions are in effect. This means NO CAMPFIRES ANYWHERE on the Los Padres National Forest. Smoking and camp stoves are permitted only within a few designated car campgrounds (see this link for a list- http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOC ... 429958.pdf)

Here is the official Forest Order-
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According to the Los Padres National Forest-

Los Padres National Forest Elevates Fire Restrictions

GOLETA, CA, August 23, 2016…Due to ongoing wildfires, extremely dry vegetation and very high fire danger, the Los Padres National Forest officials today announced Level IV fire restrictions will go into effect beginning today, August 23, 2016. The following restrictions will be rigorously enforced until the end of the declared fire season:
• Wood and charcoal fires are prohibited in all areas of Los Padres National Forest including designated Campfire Use sites; however persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are allowed to use portable stoves and lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel within the designated Campfire Use Sites only. California Campfire Permits are available for free download from the Los Padres National Forest website (http://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf ). You must clear all flammable material for a distance of five feet in all directions from your camp stove, have a shovel available, and ensure that a responsible person attends the stove at all times when it is in use.
• Recreational target shooting is prohibited in all areas of the National Forest unless specifically authorized by a special use permit with the Forest; however, hunting with a valid State of California hunting license during open hunting season is exempt from this restriction.
• Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the national forest except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or designated Campfire Use Site.
• Fireworks are prohibited at all times and in all locations within Los Padres National Forest.
• Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order on roads and trails specifically designated for such use. (This restriction is in effect year-round.)

Violators are subject to a $5,000 fine and/or six months in jail, and could be liable for the full cost of any fire suppression activities that result from their actions. For further information regarding current conditions as well as safety tips, contact your nearest Forest Service office or visit the Los Padres National Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf.
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Fire Restrictions

Postby mikesplain on Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:04 am

Fire Restrictions Take Effect in Los Padres National Forest


GOLETA, CA, June 13, 2016…Due to extremely dry vegetation and an increasing fire danger, Los Padres National Forest officials announced that Level III fire restrictions will go into effect beginning tomorrow, June 14, 2016. The following restrictions will be rigorously enforced until this Forest Order expires:

• Wood and charcoal fires are prohibited in all areas of Los Padres National Forest except for designated Campfire Use sites; however persons with a valid California Campfire Permit are allowed to use portable stoves and lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel outside of designated Campfire Use Sites. California Campfire Permits are available for free download from the Los Padres National Forest website (http://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf). You must clear all flammable material for a distance of 10 feet in all directions from your camp stove, have a shovel available, and ensure that a responsible person attends the stove at all times when it is in use.

• Recreational target shooting is prohibited in all areas of the National Forest unless specifically authorized by a special use permit with the Forest.

• Hunting with a valid State of California hunting license during open hunting season is exempt from this restriction.

• Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the national forest except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or designated Campfire Use Site.

• Operating or using any internal or external combustion engine without a spark arresting device properly installed, maintained and in effective working order on roads and trails specifically designated for such use. (This restriction is in effect year-round.)

A list of designated Campfire Use Sites is attached. For further information regarding current conditions and safety tips, contact your nearest Forest Service office or visit the Los Padres National Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf.

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