Los Padres Prescribed Fire Activities to Begin

  • Feb 25, 2019

Los Padres National Forest officials announced they would begin their annual prescribed burn program on the Forest when favorable weather conditions are present. The prescribed burns are designed to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires to communities and the environment, foster resilient ecosystems and minimize the effects of large wildfires on the region.

The prescribed burns will take place during the winter and spring months as permitted by weather and environmental conditions such as temperature, wind, fuel moisture, ventilation and relative humidity. Forest officials will coordinate all prescribed burns with the National Weather Service and Air Quality Management Districts. The fires will be monitored and patrolled by fire crews.

When conditions are favorable for a prescribed burn, the Forest will share project locations and dates on its Facebook and Twitter accounts. Information signs also will be posted along the roadways to alert the public to burning activity and smoke in the area.

For questions about the prescribed fire program, contact Gregory Thompson at 661.245.3731.

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