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Air Quality Watch for Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District encourage Santa Barbara County residents to stay aware of local air quality conditions. Wildfires throughout the western United States are producing significant smoke that is being transported around the country, including to our area.

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Air Quality Alert for Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District encourage Santa Barbara County residents to stay aware of local air quality conditions. Wildfires throughout the western United States are producing significant smoke that is being transported around the country, including to our area.

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Air Quality Watch in Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District encourage Santa Barbara County residents to stay aware of local air quality conditions. Wildfires throughout the western United States are producing significant smoke that is being transported around the country, including to our area.

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Prescribed Burn Information

Pile Burn Scheduled Next Week

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.

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Figueroa Mountain Project and Administrative Sites Pile Burning Starting This Week, Scheduled Through Spring

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.

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Spaulding/Midland Prescribed Burn to Continue Wednesday

WHAT: State-approved Vegetation Management Program burn of approximately 500 acres of chaparral, sage scrub, and Oak Woodland with grass understory.
WHEN: December 7-10, depending on conditions. This burn will occur over 3-4 days. Burning operations may or may not occur on consecutive days, depending on conditions. If burning does not occur on consecutive days, an additional day-before media advisory will be distributed. Burning operations will occur on permissive burn days.
WHERE: Spaulding/Midland area, approximately 3 miles north of Los Olivos.

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Public Notices

E–Newsletters

Santa Barbara County APCD Newsletter – September 2021

September 9, 2021

Santa Barbara County APCD Newsletter – June 2021

June 1, 2021

Santa Barbara County APCD Newsletter – February 2021

February 22, 2021

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