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Wildland Residents Association and the
San Marcos Pass Volunteer Fire Department

The Wildland Residents Association would like to thank the following businesses and mountain residents for their generous support, services and donations to our 6th Annual Mountain Art & Garden Sale. With your help, we raised $6,500 to support our volunteer fire fighters!

Art Essentials
Barry Dwight Hollis,
Buttonwood Winery & Vineyard
Cabin 11 Bakery, CALSTAR, Carlos Cuellar, Chaucer’s Books,
Cold Spring Tavern,
Evolutions Medical & Day Spa, Fresco Café, Karen May, Kahuna Grill,
Karin Shelton, Leaves of Grass, Lisa Affronti, Marcia Burtt, Mehosh, Monica Bond,
MOXI, Natural Café, Painted Cabernet, Paul Trent, Peet’s Coffee and Tea,
Reilly Walker, Roe Anne White Photography, Skin Deep, Sun Fire Defense,
Terra Sol Garden Center, The Nail Spa, Trader Joe’s, Vices & Spices,
Wildling Museum, Yellow Belly Tap & Restaurant and Zodo’s Bowling

The following individuals also supported the effort:

Alex Abatie, Drone Pilot Andrea Anderson, Artist, Ann & Paul Trent, Anneli Clavering, Annick Labeeuw. Barry Dwight Hollis, Artist, Bonnie Whitney, Plants, Butch Arnoldi Wildlife Photos, Carrie Givens, Artist, Cassandra Siegel, Artist, Chris & Michael Adcock Claudia Bratton Hats, Daniel & Alison Hovey, D.J. Wetmore, Ina & Phil Brittain, John Haugse, Artist, Josh Moore Custom BBQ’s, Karen May, Artist, Karin Shelton, Artist, Kenna Hickman, Laurie & Carl Lauer, Leise Thomason, Cakes, Liz Brady, Artist, Marcia Burtt, Artist, Mary & Rocky Siegel, Mary Jane Nelson, Mehosh, Artist, Michael Love, Artist, Monica Bond, Natasha Marston, Nicole Strasburg, Artist, Patti Shankin, Cookies, Pia Picotte Jewelry, Reilly Walker, Artist, Seyburn Zorathian, Susan Del Real, Tracy Shearer, Trela Cowan Preserves, Yesenia & Sierra Thomas

October 21, 2018   Comments Off on A SPECIAL THANK YOU!

WRA Annual Business Meeting


The WRA Annual Business Meeting was held on September 29th at Cold Spring Tavern. The meeting included the presentation of the Annual Report. The officers for the next year:

Michael S. Williams, President-Executive Director
Ugo “Butch” Arnoldi, Vice President
Tracy Adams, CFO
Ina Brittain, Secretary

Ted Adams, Director & PIO
Amy Love, Director
Roger Haines, Director
Susan Del Real, Director
Rocky Siegel, Director

WRA 2018 Annual Report
WRA 2018 YTD Balance Sheet as of 8/31/18
WRA 2017 Profit and Loss

For further information call 964-7194 or email community@wildlandresidents.org

August 29, 2018   Comments Off on WRA Annual Business Meeting

Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

Updated: 14 October 2018

Community Wildfire Protection Plan 

Dear WRA Members and the San Marcos Pass Communities:

In coming weeks the WRA will be issuing additional bulletins and posting regarding the CWPP. If you have questions, please contact the WRA by email at community@wildlandresidents.org or call the office at 805-964-7194. You can also email the Development Team through the county fire department at CWPP@countyofsb.org. Additionally, you can monitor this website and NextDoor for future notices and document postings.

San Marcos Pass-Eastern Goleta Valley  Mountainous Communites MPEGV CWPP V5 Reduced

San Marcos Pass-Eastern Goleta Valley Mountainous Communities CWPP Draft V3.1 2017NOV30 (Historical document)
Home Survival in Wildfire Prone Areas- Building Materials and Design Considerations Cal Fire Homeowners Checklist
Cal Fire Homeowners Checklist
Los Padres_climate change summary_Final_March 2016
EGV_SMP_Relative Hazard Rating Fuels
Development Team Memo – Timing of CEQA Compliance for CWPP

SMP CWPP Fuel Modification Guidelines – Version 2

EGV SMP Damage Run Potential San Marcos Pass

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Development Process


DRAFT- Development Team Mtg Agenda_MAY15_2017

Fuel Treatment Effectiveness_05012017

19APR2017_draft_structure related components

Ember Exposure Zones_02232017

Development Team Meeting Notes_04172017

Draft Development Team Mtg Agenda_03062017

Fuel Treatment Prioritizaton Process_DT_03062017
John Smith, USFS Santa Barbara Mountain Communities Defense Zone Memo, 21 March 2017

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San Marcos Pass Community Wildfire Protection Plan
by: Philip Seymour, Esq. 

Counsel to the WRA 

Early last year a small group of mountain residents organized by the Wildland Residents Association and Painted Cave Volunteer Fire Department began working on preparation of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (“CWPP”). After meeting with wildfire experts from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service, and joining an environmental representative from the Urban Creeks Council, mountain representatives began meeting with a County “Working Group” assigned by County government to collaborate in preparing the CWPP. Working with County government can be challenging at times. However, after overcoming some major obstacles, the CWPP process will be going fully public on January 26, 2017. Below is a summary of relevant information about the CWPP process for mountain residents and others interested in participating in the process. [Read more →]

January 24, 2017   Comments Off on Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

In Case of Emergency

As residents of the San Marcos Pass community we have learned to be self reliant and sufficient. We frequently depend on our neighbours for a helping hand. However, in the event you see something suspicious, a traffic collision or a fire, please call 9-1-1 directly. There have been several recent incidents where people have called neighbours first. The can cause confusion and further delay emergency response should it be required. It is better to be on the safe side and report something that turns out to be nothing than to not report something real.

March 26, 2013   Comments Off on In Case of Emergency



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February 16, 2013   Comments Off on Nextdoor