Recent News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2022 Contacts: Lyz Bantilan, APCD Public Information Officer 805-979-8283 See news release issued by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, including information about preparing for smoke
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2022 Contact: Lyz Bantilan, Public Information Officer, (805) 979-8283 Global shipping companies reduced speeds off California coast to protect blue whales and blue skies Program
Recent Prescribed Burns
The Los Padres National Forest has tentatively scheduled a prescribed burn at Figueroa Mountain and various administrative sites on forest lands (Campgrounds, Trailheads, and Fire Stations) with a burn window of February 16 through April 30. The goal of the series of one-day burns is to reduce the risk of wildfire. Prescribed, or planned, fires typically burn less intensely than wildfires. Prescribed burns can help prevent the spread of wildfires and can reduce impacts to watersheds that can result in soil loss and sedimentation.