Elwood Robert (Jim) Blakley was a Grounds Superintendent at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. He collected plants, mainly herbs. He was a naturalist and an historian. Karen Barnette was a Cultural Resources Special with the Los Padres National Forest Service. Jim Blakley and Karen Barnette co-authored the paper, “Historical Overview of Los Padres National Forest, 1898-1945.”
This book is out of print but is available online. It follows the “History of Los Padres National Forest” written by William S. Brown in 1948.
Blakley, J.E., and K. Barnette. 1985. Historical overview of Los Padres National Forest. Los Padres Interpretive Association, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
- cited in Jones, Gregory, “Coast redwood fire history and land use in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California” (2014). Master’s These. 4469. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31979/etd.r77x-cnnk