• Catoctin Mountain

    Catoctin Mountain

    Park Maryland

Fire Management

Firefighters at Wolf Rock fire 11/14/2001
Two wildland firefighters fight the smoldering Wolf Rock Fire on November 14, 2001.
NPS photo
 

Fire Managment Plan The Fire Management Plan for Catoctin Mountain Park was developed in 2004.

Catoctin Mountain Park is comprised of 5,810 acres. The park’s large composition of mixed hardwood forests could sustain wildland fire. In addition, the use of prescribed fire as a resource management tool could play an important role in the park's vegetation management program, fuel reduction, and regeneration of species such as Table Mountain Pine (Pinus pungens).

Did You Know?

Pileated Woodpecker on a tree in the Catoctin forest.

Pileated Woodpeckers are the 2nd largest woodpecker in North America. Male has a red ‘moustache’ and the female has a black 'moustache'. Lifespan in the wild can be 8-12 years. The pileated is the only member of the woodpecker family that drills an oval-shaped hole.