Difference between revisions of "Soberanes Wildfire in California's Central Coast Region"

From CCoWS Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m (Mattr moved page Soberanes Fire to Soberanes Wildfire in California's Central Coast Region: Making wildfire specific pages to link back to main wildfire page)
(No difference)

Revision as of 17:02, 6 April 2017

A watershed-related issue examined by the ENVS 560/L Watershed Systems class at CSUMB.

Soberanes burn severity2016.png


The Soberanes wildfire started on July 22, 2016 and was not contained until October 12, 2016.[1] It burned a total of 132,127 acres, mostly in Los Padres National Forest (94,933 acres).[2]

Although previous fires, like the Marble Cone Fire and Basin Complex-Indians Fire, burned a greater acreage, the proximity to populated areas and duration of the Soberanes Fire made it a greater threat human life and homes,[3] and it is considered to be the most expensive fire fought on U.S. soil.[4]


The Soberanes Fire burned approximately 132,000 acres in the northern Santa Lucia Mountains[2].

Resources at Stake

For more information on the impacts of wildfires in California's Central Coast Region, click here.


  1. Incident Information Website
  2. 2.0 2.1 CalFire Incident Information
  3. Schmalz, D. 2016 Jul 28. How the Soberanes Fire compares to others in recent county history. Monterey County Weekly.
  4. Ceballos, A. 2016 Nov 3. The Soberanes Fire is contained, but its aftermath has just begun. Monterey County Weekly.



This page may contain students' work completed as part of assigned coursework. It may not be accurate. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion or policy of CSUMB, its staff, or students.