Journal archives for January 2023

January 13, 2023

FYI: Los Padres National Forest Closure Order

FOREST ORDER NO. 05-07-00-23-02 SPECIAL CLOSURE – PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), and to provide for public health and safety, the following act is prohibited within the Los Padres National Forest. This Order is effective from January 13, 2023, at 12:00 PM through March 14, 2023 at 12:00 PM. Going into or being upon any area of the following National Forest System administrative units: a. Monterey Ranger District b. Santa Lucia Ranger District c. Santa Barbara Ranger District d. Ojai Ranger District 36 C.F.R. § 261.53(e). Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order: (1) Persons with a Forest Service Permit No. FS-7700-48 (Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order), specifically exempting them from this Order. (2) Owners or lessees of land in the area, to the extent necessary to access their land; (3) Residents who live within the National Forest Boundary, to the extent necessary to access their residences; (4) Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or fire-fighting force in the performance of an official duty. This prohibition is in addition to the general prohibitions in 36 C.F.R. Part 261, Subpart A. A violation of this prohibition is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six months, or both. 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3559, 3571, and 3581. Done at Solvang, California this 13th day of January, 2023.
Posted on January 13, 2023 09:23 PM by leafybye leafybye | 30 observations | 1 comment | Leave a comment

January 27, 2023

CNPS-SLO Event iNaturalist Outdoor Training Workshop #1 January 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

There was interest from CNPS-SLO in doing an iNaturalist hike to show people who are not familiar with the platform how to use it and tips.

I will be hosting this event, and it will be in Irish Hills.

I don't know how many people will attend - it could be 2, or it could be 40. RSVP was not required.

If anyone local to SLO here on iNat would like to attend and help newer users one on one, please stop by.

Aside from the basics, let me know if there is anything I should cover or mention to new users of iNat.

We are going to meet at the city park, but it is likely we will need to enter the Irish Hills on Sterling Lane due to a partial closure.

Posted on January 27, 2023 07:56 PM by leafybye leafybye | 0 comments | Leave a comment