Stoney Valley Vegetation Fire

From FHL FB page:

“Attention FHL Community, the FHL Fire Department is conducting back fire operations to control a vegetation fire that started around 0830 am this morning. The FHL Fire department, DPW’s Roads and Grounds, Los Padres National Forest, and Cal Fire are monitoring the situation closely. Make sure to stay connected to our FHL Facebook page for all the latest updates.
For question, comments or concerns, please call: 831-386-2526.” By the way, the only info this number gives out is, “It is a controlled burn.” No name, acreage, etc. all further inquiries referred to Fire Dept.

Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hilary

Right now, confidence levels are low about which path she will take at 96 hours out, but this is one that would impact the Central Coast. As Micah says, hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. I have plans for Tuesday, but am already working on a Plan B. Don’t have a Plan C. Anyway, here is just one model of possibility, just one of three models and the only one directly impacting the Central Coast.

Cal Fire Awards Wildfire Prevention grant to CABS

Rayner Marx                                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/16/23
NFPA® Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
Program Manager | Fire Adapted Big Sur
Community Association of Big Sur
310.629.9708 Mobile
CAL FIRE Awards Wildfire Prevention Grant to 
Community Association of Big SurFive-year Grant Sustains and Expands the Fire Adapted Big Sur Big Sur, CA: The Community Association of Big Sur (CABS) is pleased to announce that it has received a California Climate Investments Wildfire Prevention Grant award of $553,977 from the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). This award funds the five-year expansion of the Fire Adapted Big Sur (FABS), a program which improves the fire resiliency of the Big Sur community. 

In its first year, FABS focused on landscape treatments, including applying for and receiving grant funding for fuel breaks; Firewise USA®-recognition for Big Sur neighborhoods, and; wildfire-resiliency community outreach. Looking ahead, FABS will address safety & evacuation, infrastructure & business protection, and fire-related public health. FABS partners in this work include Big Sur Fire, the Fire Safe Council for Monterey County, the Resource Conservation District of Monterey County, and now, CAL FIRE.

About FABSFire Adapted Big Sur was launched in June 2022 to improve wildfire resiliency for the Big Sur community by implementing actions defined in the Fire Adapted Communities component of the National Cohesive Wildfire Management Strategy. This program was created by Joe Stutler, Co-Chair of the Western Regional Strategy Committee, Cohesive Strategy, and Frank Pinney, Chief-Emeritus, Big Sur Fire. Butch Kronlund, then-Executive Director of CABS, launched the program as a CABS initiative. The first year was privately funded through a collaboration of Nepenthe, Post Ranch Inn, Alila Ventana Big Sur, and the Coastlands residential community.