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  • VANDENBERG OPENS ALL BEACHES

    Vandenberg officially opened all sections of Surf, Wall and Minuteman beaches Sept. 23. Beach restrictions are enforced annually on all three beaches normally through Sept. 30 to protect the Western Snowy Plover, however all Plover chicks have fledged effective Sept. 16, so per the Biological Opinion and with concurrence of the Space Launch Delta 30 Commander, all beaches will be fully opened and boundary fences and signs removed.
  • Vandenberg AFB Hosts “Meet Surf Beach” Community Engagement Event

    Vandenberg leadership engaged with local elected officials, Lompoc Unified School District personnel and STARBASE representatives to discuss the nuances of beach jurisdiction, environmental recovery efforts, and conservational law enforcement as it related to the surrounding areas of Surf Beach. Attendees had the opportunity to share their concerns with base leadership, Vandenberg biologist, environmental education volunteers, and VAFB Security Forces.
  • SEASONAL BEACH RESTRICTIONS BEGIN MARCH 1

    Seasonal restrictions will be in place for Surf, Wall and Minuteman beaches beginning Monday, March 1, as part of the annual program to protect the Western Snowy Plover and its nesting habitat.
  • VAFB DOCENT PROGRAM

    Vandenberg Air Force Base is seeking volunteer docents for the 2021 Western Snowy Plover breeding season to assist in balancing wildlife protection and visitor recreation.
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