• 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?

Morel mushrooms with a human hand for size comparison.

Visitors in Catoctin Mountain Park may gather morel mushrooms for personal consumption. Morels are found in a variety of habitats but generally they seem to be found in wet soil that is high in organic matter and shaded by trees, especially hardwoods. Favorite locations are closely guarded secrets!