LPNF Closure modified


GOLETA, CA, December 8, 2016…Los Padres National Forest officials today reduced the Soberanes Fire closure order to the area that burned during the fire, effectively reopening the southern portion of the Monterey Ranger District to the public. Forest Service law enforcement officers will strictly enforce the closure order, which carries a penalty of $5,000 and/or six months in jail. This order will expire Dec. 4, 2017.

The new Soberanes Fire Closure Area begins at the northwest corner of Section 1, Township 17 South, Range 1 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian and continues east following the National Forest boundary to its intersection with Camel Valley Road. The closure then continues south and east along the Forest Boundary to its intersection with private property in Section 31, Township 20 South, Range 5 East, continuing south and east along the Ventana Wilderness Boundary paralleling the western edge of the Arroyo Seco/Indians Road to its intersection with Escondido Campground. The closure then continues west along the Lost Valley Trail to its intersection with the North Coast Trail via the Lost Valley Connector, then north along the North Coast Trail to its intersection with the North Coast Ridge Road. It then continues north and west along the North Coast Ridge Road to its intersection with State Highway 1, then north along State Highway 1 to its intersection with Palo Colorado Road and east back to the starting point, as shown on the attached map.
Closure of the fire area aims to help ensure that members of the public are not injured within the fire perimeter, and allows for the scorched landscape to begin the rehabilitation process.
For more information, visit the Los Padres National Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf.

BSVFB Firefighting training



Attached is a flyer and the scheduled dates for the Fire Fighter 1 class the Fire Brigade will be having starting January 7th 2017.

We would love to have a least one person from each resort or business take the class. They do not have to join the Fire Brigade although that is our goal, to get more Brigade members. By completing this course you could have a person on staff trained on what to do in the unlikely event you experience a fire.

There is no cost for the class. We realize that weekends can be difficult but we have found with past classes that during the winter was the best time to have them.

We would like to have people that hopefully will be in Big Sur for a long time, so we don’t spend all the hours training someone who leaves in a few months if at all possible.

We only offer these classes about every two to three years.

Please let me know if you think you will be able to have someone participate in the class.
Tentative dates for 2017 FF1 class
09:00 to 17:00
January 7 and 8 Saturday and Sunday

January 14 and 15 Saturday and Sunday

January 29 SundaY
February 4 Saturday

February 11 Saturday

February 25 and 26 Saturday and Sunday
March 11 and 12 Saturday and Sunday

March 18 Saturday

March 25 and 26 Saturday and Sunday
April 8 and 9 Saturday and Sunday

April 22 and 23 Saturday and Sunday

April 30 Sunday
May 6 Saturday

May 13 Saturday (Live fire trailer?)

May 20 Saturday
June 1, 3 or 5, wildland school?
Thank you,

Martha Karstens

1-831-667-2113 W
1-831-595-9461 C