Monterey Ranger District COVID-19 Closure- 4/16-6/1/20

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Re: Monterey Ranger District COVID-19 Closure- 4/16-6/1/20

Post by AaronP »

As for picking people up, if you do get pulled aside I would explain the situation and hopefully you'll be okay but I definitely can't guarantee anything. Where are you planning on picking them up?

Re: Monterey Ranger District COVID-19 Closure- 4/16-6/1/20

Post by Tom »

I know people backpacking right now. Will I still have access to pick them up? Do we know why this order is going into place now, when the Federal guidelines have been out for months. Are all National Forests in California closed or just Los Padres?
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Monterey Ranger District COVID-19 Closure- 4/16-6/1/20

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Los Padres closes Monterey Ranger District roads and trails to the public until June 1

GOLETA, Calif. – In alignment with current Federal, state, and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure the health and safety of its visitors, volunteers and employees, Los Padres National Forest will temporarily close roads and trails on the Monterey Ranger District to the public effective April 16, 2020.

This forest closure order will be in effect through June 1, 2020.

These roads, trails, and trailheads are drawing increasingly heavy vehicle traffic and large groups of people, creating circumstances where social distancing is not possible. Additionally, some roads, trails, and trailheads are located adjacent to residential properties and could potentially contribute to exposure risks to local residents. Roads and trails may create unmanageable vectors for further community spread of COVID-19.

This forest closure order includes the following roads, trails and trailheads:

• Tassajara Road – Forest Road No. 18S02
• Milpitas Road – Forest Road No. 19S09
• Nacimiento-Fergusson Road – Forest Road No. 22S01
• South Coast Ridge Road – Forest Road No. 22S05
• Baldwin Ranch Road – Forest Road No. 24S06
• Los Burros (Willow Creek) Road – Forest Road No. 23S01
• Sycamore Canyon Road – Forest Road No. 19S05

• Boronda Trail – Forest Road No. 20S03
• DeAngulo Trail – Forest Trail No. 2E07
• Kirk Creek Trail – Forest Trail No. 4E17
• Prewitt Loop Trail – Forest Trail No. 5E06
• Sand Dollar/Jade Cove Trail – Forest Trail No. 5E13
• Cruickshank Trail – Forest Trail No. 5E10
• Soda Springs Trail – Forest Trail No. 5E17
• Buckeye Trail – Forest Trail No. 5E09
• Salmon Creek Trail – Forest Trail No. 6E11

• San Carpoforo
• Salmon Creek
• Buckeye
• Soda Springs
• Cruickshank
• Prewitt South
• Prewitt North
• Mill Creek
• Kirk Creek
• De Angulo
• Boronda

This closure is an interim measure. Los Padres National Forest will continue to evaluate the emerging circumstances around COVID-19 and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as State and local health departments to ensure that the safety of our employees and our visitors remains our top priority.
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