You’re invited to join us on July 9th, 2022 for our Annual Muster and Community BBQ at Pfeiffer State Park!

Our Annual Firefighter Muster and Community BBQ will take place on Saturday, July 9th from 12-3 at Pfeiffer State Park in Big Sur. We will have live music by Hotbox Harry, kids activities, firefighter games, and delicious BBQ.

Meal tickets are $15 for adults and kids 12 and under eat FREE! You can purchase the day of the event. Check our Facebook and Instagram pages for updates. See you there!
https://www.bigsurfire.org/alert/muster

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Posted by: Stan Russell | June 30, 2022

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Family Activities

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Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
June 29, 2022
Media Contact: Andrew Madsen
(805) 895-0841
andrew.madsen
www.facebook.com/lpnf
Twitter: @LosPadresNF

Fourth of July visitors reminded that fireworks
are always prohibited on Los Padres National Forest

Los Padres National Forest officials are reminding Fourth of July visitors that the possession or use of fireworks—including the “safe and sane” variety—is always prohibited in the Forest. This year-round prohibition will be strictly enforced throughout the holiday weekend.

A violation of the law could result in a $5,000 fine and/or six months in jail. In addition, anyone causing a wildfire is potentially liable for the full cost of suppressing the fire.

The Forest asks that all visitors take the appropriate precautions to prevent accidental wildfires:

  • Under current fire restrictions, campfires are only permitted in developed campgrounds and must always be attended by a responsible person.
  • Persons with a valid California Campfire Permit can use portable stoves and lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel outside of designated Campfire Use Sites. California Campfire Permits are available for free download from the Ready For Wildfire website. You must clear all flammable material for 10 feet in all directions from your camp stove, have a shovel and water available nearby, and ensure that a responsible person always attends the stove when it is in use.
  • Smoking is prohibited except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or developed campground.
  • Internal or external combustion engines require properly installed, functional spark arresters. This requirement is in effect year-round.
  • Avoid parking vehicles on grass, as hot engines can ignite dry vegetation.
  • Contact the Ranger Station nearest your destination for the latest conditions.

Under a current Forest Order, campfires are prohibited outside of developed campgrounds and can result in a fine of $5,000 and/or six months in jail.

Due to the alarming rise in illegal campfires associated with dispersed camping across national forests in California, visitors are encouraged to report any signs of dispersed campfires to the nearest Forest Service Officer or Ranger Station. To report a fire or other emergency, call 911.

Download PDF of this press release – Please post publicly if you have an appropriate location.

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Posted by: Stan Russell | June 23, 2022

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park Activities

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Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

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Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
June 14, 2022
Media Contact: Andrew Madsen
(805) 895-0841
andrew.madsen
www.facebook.com/lpnf
Twitter: @LosPadresNF

Chris Stubbs named new Supervisor
for Los Padres National Forest

SOLVANG, Calif.— U.S. Forest Service officials announced the selection of Chris Stubbs as the new forest supervisor for Los Padres National Forest. Stubbs succeeds Kevin Elliott, who retired last October following a 42-year career with the Agency.

Stubbs currently serves as the deputy forest supervisor for Los Padres, a position he has held since 2019. Prior to that, he served as the Superintendent for theMonocacy National Battlefield where he was responsible for all aspects of management and operations of the National Park unit. During his 30 years of federal service, Stubbs has worked for the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service.
A native of Virginia, Stubbs holds a Master of Science in Forestry with a concentration in Outdoor Recreation Planning from Virginia Tech, and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.

“I am excited to continue building on the relationships with partners that I began two-and-a-half years ago,” Stubbs said. “I look forward to collaborating with stakeholders who share our commitment to restoring and sustaining our landscapes and providing benefits and ecological services in a challenging, changing environment.”

Stubbs lives with his wife in Santa Barbara. When they are not at work, they can be found hiking, climbing, and paddling in our nation’s forests and parks.

Stubbs will begin in his new role June 26.

Download PDF of this press release

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Posted by: Stan Russell | June 8, 2022

TOP SECRET NO MORE! Point Sur Tours!


LOCATION:
Point Sur Light Station/Naval Facility

44350 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
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Posted by: Stan Russell | June 3, 2022

State Park Activities June 4-11

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Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
May 27, 2022
Media Contact: Andrew Madsen
(805) 895-0841
andrew.madsen
www.facebook.com/lpnf
Twitter: @LosPadresNF

Los Padres officials to hold public workshop
on coastal zone visitor use management strategy

SOLVANG, Calif.— Los Padres National Forest officials announced that the Monterey Ranger District will host a public workshop as part of its development of a visitor use management strategy to address recreation trends and visitor use of coastal areas managed by the Forest Service along the Big Sur coast and California State Highway One.

The public is invited to attend the open house workshop from 10 am to 3 pm on June 8 at the Big Sur Lodge located at 47225 Highway One. The workshop will be open to all members of the public who are interested in sharing ideas, concerns, and potential management actions.

The visitor use management project is focused on National Forest System lands that are accessed from Highway One from Andrew Molera State Park in the north to San Carpoforo beach in the south and stretching inland to approximately the Nacimiento Summit. This includes portions of the Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness areas and the Big Sur Wild and Scenic River that are accessed from the coast.

Big Sur is a national and international travel destination that is experiencing unprecedented visitation resulting in traffic congestion, expanded levels of dispersed/concentrated camping on previously undisturbed areas, and an increased potential for an accidental wildfire ignition.

Following the Visitor Use Management Framework, a process outlined by the Interagency Visitor Use Management Council, the goal of this project is to provide sustainable recreation opportunities and access by identifying desired conditions, adaptive management strategies, and management tools.

Those who are interested in the planning process are invited to attend the public workshop for all or part of the scheduled time. If you are unable to attend the workshop, you are invited to review the project information and provide input via the online SM.FS.BigSurVisUse.

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

Download PDF of this press release and post publicly.

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Posted by: Stan Russell | May 26, 2022

Fire restrictions take effect on Los Padres National Forest

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
May 26, 2022
Media Contact: Andrew Madsen
(805) 895-0841
andrew.madsen
www.facebook.com/lpnf
Twitter: @LosPadresNF

Fire restrictions take effect
on Los Padres National Forest

SOLVANG, Calif.— In response to the increasing potential for a wildland fire start, Los Padres National Forest officials announced that fire restrictions will be implemented throughout the Forest effective May 27. These restrictions will affect the use of campfires, stoves, smoking materials, and internal combustion engines, and will remain in effect until January 31, 2023.

Effective May 27, the following restrictions will be in effect:

  • No open fires, campfires or charcoal fires will be permitted outside of developed recreation sites or designated Campfire Use Sites, even with a valid California Campfire Permit. Lanterns and portable stoves using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel will be permitted, but only with a valid California Campfire Permit, which can be obtained free-of-charge at the Ready For Wildfire website. Forest visitors must clear all flammable material for five feet in all directions from their camp stove, have a shovel available, and ensure that a responsible person always attends the stove during use.
  • Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, building, or a designated Campfire Use Site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable material.
  • Internal combustion engines may be operated only on roads or designated trails. This restriction is in effect year-round. Please make sure your engine is tuned, operating properly, and has an approved spark arrester.
  • Fireworks – even the “safe and sane” variety – are not permitted at any time or in any location within the Forest.
  • Recreational target shooting is prohibited within Los Padres National Forest except for the Winchester Canyon Gun Club and Ojai Valley Gun Club that operate under special use permits.

For a list of Developed Recreation Sites and Campfire Use Sites in Los Padres National Forest, or further information regarding Fire-Safe Camping, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf or contact the U.S. Forest Service district office nearest you.

Download PDF of this press release and post publicly.

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

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