Destination Stewardship Management Plan for Big Sur Sur on BOS for Tuesday, 12/1

I have had some trouble with this management plan since I first got the questionaire which was ill-designed and clearly biased, in my opinion. The resultant draft suffered from these same flaws. It has been difficult for me to articulate clearly, beyond the survey, where the difficulties lie, beyond the obvious. I found this letter expressed my own views.

Last night I was sent the following letter, which puts my concerns in an articulate form, written by a man with broad and long experience in the field of Land Management, who teaches this at UC Davis, and who has written around 100 articles on these subjects. I spoke with him at length last night, about our issues, and the same ones. Marin, where he lives, faces as well.

Today, I sent this letter to the Board of Supervisors to be included in the official record of tomorrow’s hearing. It is long, but well worth your time if you care about the future of Big Sur.

This is the link to the Zoom Meeting of the Board of Supervisors for Tuesday. This item is number 15 on the agenda, and on the item there are links to the draft plan, the agreement between CABS and MCCVB for creating this draft, and other links one might be interested in.

Meeting Agenda

From Supervisor Adams’s office:

It isn’t set up on the agenda for action, just a presentation. I don’t believe it is a document that the County needs to “approve.” I expect they will take public comment, though, and it is an opportunity for the community to share their views on the DSP.

Photo Sunday, 11/28/20

Yesterday, the most amazing gift came my way for my work on the Dolan Fire for our community, and for putting the organization in touch with Patte.

I’ve never seen rainbow colored thread like that used for the top stitching on this quilt. Thank you Monterey Peninsula Quilter’s Guild for the lovely gift. I will treasure this.

Wildfire this afternoon at Jolon & Lockwood

Out or nearly so. See Jon’s comment below

From WildCAD:

11/28/2020 13:18LPF-3525NewWildfireLockwood rd/ Jolon Rd at Martinez rd..E319LPF...35 57.966, -121 5.97622S R8E Sec 33.

My contact near Paso Robles airport sent me this around 1:20 –
“SLO just kicked out T’s 74 an 75 to a veg fire on lockwood/jolon road.” And now, and hour later, he says they are still working the fire. Nothing on any of the wildfire lists and can’t reach my friend in Lockwood. Will add what I know, when I know it.

Happy Thanksgiving

This year, as with everything else, Thanksgiving will be different for many of us. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, remember with joy the loved ones who have preceded us, and the ones that can’t be with us. Remember how blessed we are behind this curtain of covid that will be parting soon. Blessings to all this day and all the days going forward.

Point Lobos Educational Walk

EVENT IS FULL!! Now that they know how great the interest is, they will be scheduling others as they can.

Unfortunately, this educational walk filled up within an hour of me sending the email. I appreciate all of your positive feedback on this and I can see that there is a huge need to do more educational walks like this.
Myself and volunteers Pat and Katie are working hard to accomadate everyone by scheduling more dates in January and I will let you know as soon as we have more dates determined for this new opportunity. I am truely impressed by the positive response this has gotten and I can’t wait to have you join us in the near future. 
Thank you for your patience. 

Kimiya Ghadiri

Forestry Aide

Volunteer Program Coordinator

Hello all, 
I am excited to share with you all that we will be having a special educational walk at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve lead by two of our docents and long-term Natural Resource Volunteers, Pat Lovejoy and Katie Spitz. 
On Monday, December 7th, Pat and Katie will be leading us through Point Lobos to discuss the different plant communities, the history of Point Lobos, and some of the natural resource management projects that have occurred. This will be a great experience to learn more about our beautiful Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. See the (above) flyer attached for more details!
This educational walk will be limited to 10 people, but we will be scheduling a second date in January for those who do not catch it the first time around. 
For questions, comments, or to RSVP, please email me! 

Kimiya Ghadiri

Forestry Aide

Volunteer Program Coordinator

California State Parks

Monterey District

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Limited Stay at Home Order Issued

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Big Sur Byway Organization

To all Interested Parties,

I am emailing today on behalf of the Big Sur Byway Organization (BSBO).  The BSBO invites you to sign-up to receive direct communications from the committee regarding its activities.  Emails would generally include meeting notifications and invitations to participate in discussions.  If you are interested, please use the below link to sign-up for the distribution list.

Please include me in emails regarding the Big Sur Byway Organization

You are of course free to share this invitation with others you think would be interested in hearing from the Byway Organization.



Yuri C. Anderson | Chief of Staff

Office of Supervisor Mary L. Adams, Fifth District

1200 Aguajito Road, Suite 100

Monterey, CA 93940

(D) 831.647.7755

Rain Totals — South Coast for the win, again

These were the 24 hour rain totals as of 8 am this morning. Impressive, but not too high to create a lot of problems. By 11 am, Anderson Peak, an area heavily impacted by the Dolan Fire had the most in the county with 2.24”. I have had/seen no reports on incidents of highway problems, though.