Santa Barbara National Forest

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Santa Barbara National Forest was established as the Santa Barbara Forest Reserve by the General Land Office in California on December 22, 1903 with 1,838,323 acres (7,439.43 km2) by consolidation of Pine Mountain and Zaka Lake and Santa Ynez Forest Reserves. After the transfer of federal forests to the U.S. Forest Service in 1905, it became a National Forest on March 4, 1907. On July 1, 1910, San Luis National Forest was added. On August 18, 1919 Monterey National Forest was added. On December 3, 1936 the name was changed to Los Padres National Forest. [1]

Boundary Post marker placed in 1905 near Garden and Mission streets:



  1. ^ Davis, Richard C. (September 29, 2005), National Forests of the United States (pdf), The Forest History Society 

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