Illegal campfires, again, still … Let’s turn it into income?

if the BSVFB charges each and every idiot that starts a fire for the costs of fighting said fire, and the USFS issues tickets with hefty fines for each and every illegal campfire, and warnings re same, and publicizes all, including names of those cited and fined … Then, and only then … Will we see a change in the behavior of our visitors. I urge each and every one of my readers to write to our representatives – federal, state, and county (listed in the column to the right with links). You don’t need to be a resident, just a lover of Big Sur, and who isn’t?
09/03/2015 16:36 LPF-2753
abandon camp fire Miscellaneous plaskett ridge road . . . . . 35.904 x 121.414
09/03/2015 16:36 LPF-2752
abandon camp fire Miscellaneous plaskett ridge road . . . . . 35.904 x 121.414
09/03/2015 16:36 LPF-2751
Illegal camp fire Miscellaneous Plaskett ridge rd . . . . . 35.904 x 121.414
09/03/2015 16:35 LPF-2750
Illegal Camp fire Miscellaneous Los Berros road . . . . . 35.917 x 121.214

i think the latter is Los Burros, based on lat/long aka WIllow Creek Rd.

Vista Point Improvements

Today’s Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa
Cruz Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189


CENTRAL COAST – A project to enhance vista points and install interpretive displays along the central coast will begin Tuesday, Sept. 8. The following vista points will be closed intermittently during construction:

· The Rancho Cielo Vista Point on State Route 154 and the Arroyo Hondo Vista Point on US Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County.
· The San Simeon Bay Vista Point and the Piedras Blancas Vista Point on State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County.
· The Big Creek Vista Point and the Julia Pfeiffer Burns Vista Point in on State Route 1 in Monterey County.
· The La Selva Vista Point on State Route 1 in Santa Cruz County. This location will remain closed 24/7 beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 until all construction has been completed this fall.

“These vista point improvements and interpretive displays will enhance the visitor experience as they travel along the state highway system and enjoy the very best of what the central coast has to offer,” said Caltrans District 5 Director Tim Gubbins.

The contractor for this $699.000 Transportation Enhancement Project is RSB Group of Lake Forest, CA. This project is expected to be completed by late November.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through
highway construction zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in San Luis Obispo County, motorists may call Caltrans
District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit our website at:

Susana Z. Cruz
Caltrans District 5
Public Information Officer/
Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas
para Caltrans en el Distrito 5
805. 549.3138
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