Los Padres National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1980 Old Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93464
The Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest completed its post-fire assessment for emergency stabilization measures and actions on National Forest System (NFS) lands burned by the Alisal Fire. The emergency treatments and activities are designed to decrease possible impacts to critical values from the burned area such as: life and safety, property, critical natural resources, and cultural resources.
For additional information about the Forest Service BAER Program, see BAER Briefs that have been posted to this InciWeb page under the "News" tab. The BAER assessment report is linked below as “Related Information” as a PDF document called “Alisal Post-Fire BAER Assessment Report_PUBLIC”.
For private lands that may be impacted off federal lands, the Alisal BAER assessment report is shared and coordinated with other federal, state and local agencies and cooperators who can assist affected business, home and landowners prepare for rain events, such as the Santa Barbara County OEM (Office of Emergency Management) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
NRCS and local sponsors prepare damage survey reports for eligible private lands adjacent to and downstream from affected burned areas. NRCS uses these reports, along with the Forest Service BAER team’s assessment report, to develop emergency measures to reduce the impacts from potential increased water and debris flows, and assist local sponsors to implement recommended emergency measures through its Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program: (www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb1045263.pdf).
Additional information is available from NRCS offices which explains the eligibility requirements for the EWP program and at the “NRCS EWP Information Brochure” along with Santa Barbara County emergency preparation information are available at the Related Information links on the right side of the Alisal Post-Fire BAER InciWeb page.
SPECIAL NOTE: Everyone near and downstream from the burned areas should remain alert and stay updated on weather conditions that may result in heavy rains over the burn scars. Flash flooding may occur quickly during heavy rain events be prepared to take action. Current weather and emergency notifications can be found at the National Weather Service website: https://www.weather.gov/mtr/.