2013 Fire Restirctions
Due to high fire danger, fire and smoking restrictions are now in effect on all National Park Service land in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. For details, please download the public notice or call 805-370-2301. More »
Update on Park Closures
All NPS trails are open at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa! Currently, this park site is only open sunrise to sunset.
The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is one of the most complex units of the National Park System. Wildland fire and fire suppression efforts further add to the complexity. It is important that good communication between cooperating resources is pre-established, especially during times of fast moving Santa Ana wind driven fires.
Below are links to sources of wildland fire information:
Sources of Wildland Fire Information
Inci-web - an interagency all-risk incident information management system
Sit-report - an incident management situation report from the National Interagency Coordination Center
Local Level Cooperators
Sources of Wildland Fire Science Information
California Fire Science Consortium - a network of fire science researchers, managers, and outreach specialists tasked with improving science outreach and knowledge exchange between California fire researchers, managers, policymakers, and private landowners.
USGS Southern California Wildfire Risk Scenario – a multidisciplinary project that seeks to clarify which factors drive fire risks to residential communities through the analysis of housing, powerline, vegetation, topographic and wind patterns at Southern California’s wildland-urban interface (WUI).
To watch the video titled: Living with Fire: The USGS Southern California Wildfire Risk Project please use the player below.
Did You Know?
On June 13, 1980, Charlie Cooke, hereditary Chief of the Chumash and concerned citizens fulfilled a dream-- a place for families to explore our natural world and learn about the Chumash. Satwiwa in Newbury Park, CA celebrates the beauty of the mountains and all Native American cultures.