golden hills

The National Weather Service has lifted the red flag warning for the Santa Cruz Mountains. All Midpen preserves are back to regular operation.

During a red flag warning a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Please consider alternatives to outdoor recreation in open space preserves during a red flag warning.

Most fires are sparked by human activities, so during red flag warning conditions:

  • Do not drive vehicles off-road.
  • Do not light open flames outdoors including in barbecues and fire pits. Smoking and fires are always prohibited in Midpen preserves.
  • Do not mow or use other power tools outdoors.