Visitor Use Management

Two separate and different surveys are being distributed regarding managing the visitors to the National Forest portion of Big Sur. Both the VWA and the CABS information about these surveys is below. Both surveys require you to email the organization to get a link to the survey. (Probably since the survey was designed through mail chimp for their email lists.)

To receive a link to take the survey, send an email to

CABS, Community Association of Big Sur has also issued a survey. The informational portion of their email is:

Dear Big Sur Neighbors and Friends,
As a result of Big Sur community concerns over growing visitor impacts on Big Sur federal lands, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has initiated an in-depth, collaborative, multi-year process called Visitor Use Management (VUM) to determine what changes, if any, need to be made to improve and reduce visitor impacts.
Community Input Meeting June 8th
Please put June 8th, 2022 on your calendar to participate in an all day discussion with the USFS to provide input regarding current conditions and future desired conditions in the use of federal lands by visitors and residents.  This will be an in-person meeting at the Big Sur Lodge from 10 am to 3 pm. An agenda and logistical details will be sent one week prior to the meeting. The success of the VUM process will rely on input from our community.
Important Survey Input Requested by Friday, May 27th
It is important to this process to hear from as many residents as possible. However, we understand that not everyone can attend a full day meeting. To provide an additional way to provide input, we have designed a brief survey that you can complete, whether you attend the meeting or not. CLICK HERE for this brief survey. The more responses we receive, the more clarity our community and the US Forest Service team will have to craft the best solutions possible.