SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

MONTEREY PINE RESTORATION PROJECT

News & Events

New District Approved

At the California Coastal Commission October 14, 2021 meeting they approved the Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District Forest Health and Fire Resilience Public Works Plan (PWP) to allow the RCD to help facilitate the planning, review, and authorization of vegetation treatment projects to improve forest health, restore ecosystems, and increase wildfire resilience within San Luis Obispo County’s coastal zone

Covell Ranch Project

This great project affects about 665 acres of rare native Monterey pine forest on the Covell Ranch just northeast of the community of Cambria.
This project focuses on restoring one of five naturally occurring Monterey pine stands in the world to native ecological conditions for long-term forest health, wildlife abundance, carbon sequestration and resilience of rare botanical alliances.

"70% FOREST MORTALITY"

When it comes to California’s wildfire crisis, Coastal Commission staff stated, “the state’s overall strategy relies on an increase in the pace and scale of vegetation treatment in order to help reduce wildfire risks.”