Visitor Use Management Project Workshop tomorrow

The majority of the workshop will be held outdoors and MASKS WILL RE REQUIRED for attendance due to the uptick in Covid cases in Monterey County.

Los Padres officials to hold public workshop on coastal zone visitor use management strategy
All interested parties are invited to attend the public open house workshop from 10 AM to 3 PM on Wednesday, June 8 at the Big Sur Lodge in Big Sur (directions). Please park at the main lot in front of the Lodge and walk up the hill to the Conference Center. The workshop will be open to all members of the public who are interested in sharing ideas, concerns, and potential management actions.

The Monterey Ranger District Of the Los Padres National Forest will host a public workshop focused on developing a visitor use management (VUM) strategy to address visitor use of Big Sur/South Coast areas that are managed by the Forest Service. The lands under study start at the Brazil Ranch and extend south to San Carpoforo Creek. The eastern boundary is generally the coast ridge.

Note: There will be ample opportunity to provide written input if you are unable to attend the June 8 event, see the website below for further information and to submit written comments or use the email address below.

USFS Story Maps website: 
Coastal Zone Visitor Use Management StoryMap 

(see “Get Involved” tab for collaborative map options)
or by e-mail to
The visitor use management project is focused on National Forest system lands that are accessed from Highway One. 

The VUM will follow the process described by the Interagency Visitor Use Management Council with the goal of providing sustainable recreation opportunities and access by identifying desired conditions, adaptive management strategies, and management tools.

Questions may be directed to Monterey Ranger District Resource Officer Fin Eifert by e-mail to or by calling (831) 385-5434.

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