Additional Trail Closures Coming Soon In Jesusita Burn Area

Hydromulching Begins This Coming Week; Closures To Last at Least a Month or More

Map courtesy of SB Trails Council shows trails affected by the Jesusita Fire. While trails within Mission Canyon will continue to be closed indefinitely, users can expect Rattlesnake and the Jesusita trail on the San Roque side to be closed throughout the hydromulch operations and perhaps longer.

The Forest Service, City of Santa Barbara and the County of Santa Barbara will close the Jesusita Trail and Rattlesnake Trail in the Jesusita Fire Burn Area beginning on Monday, September 14, 2009.

The closures are in addition to trails already off limits to use in the Mission Canyon area. County of Santa Barbara Flood Control aerial hydro-mulching efforts for erosion control require the closures as a safety precaution during the periods when the aerial spraying will be occurring.

Enlargeable map of the hydromulch areas show trails that will be closed.

As a part of the BAER (Burn Area Emergency Response) work to protect parts of the forest damaged by the Jesusita Fire, U.S. Forest Service trail restoration efforts will also take place once the spraying is completed.

Tunnel Trail and Tunnel Connector, also within the Jesusita Burn Area designated for aerial hydro-mulching and U.S. Forest Service trail restoration, are currently closed and will remain closed.

Use of these trails is not allowed until further notice. Trail use may be unsafe during the aerial hydro-mulching erosion control project and will increase soil erosion, impact environmental resources, and contribute to trail damage.

Front Country Trails that remain open for use include Cold Spring Trail, San Ysidro Trail and Romero Trail.


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