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    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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    The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »

  • Muir Beach Overlook closure

    The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.

FIRESafe MARIN Projects Stinson Beach

 
Stinson Beach School

Stinson Beach School Fuel Break

COMMUNITIES: Stinson Beach

INTERFACE: Golden Gate National Recreation Area

FIRE DISTRICT: Stinson Beach Fire Protection District

FUNDING PROVIDED: $11,000 (FY 2003)

OBJECTIVE: To create a defensible space for the town via the removal of hazardous fuels around Stinson Beach School and areas in the Highlands.

DESCRIPTION: Conduct hazardous fuel removal along NPS/Stinson Beach property line in two areas - the Stinson Beach School and Willow Camp Fire Road. In a wildland fire emergency, the defensible space would provide local firefighters with more time to fight the fire, and in the on-going work to create a safe environment will encourage homeowners to prepare defensible spaces for their own property.

Stinson Beach is an unincorporated town located in West Marin, surrounded by NPS property and the Pacific Ocean. Stinson Beach has a population of approximately 1,200 people, a figure that grows significantly in the summer months. There are approximately 1,750 hectares (4,320 acres) in the town of Stinson Beach with many narrow roads leading to thousands of hectares of federal parklands.

NPS-GGNRA/FSM TASK AGREEMENT NO. 504

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Stinson Beach Fire Prevention Signs

COMMUNITIES: Stinson Beach

INTERFACE: Golden Gate National Recreation Area

FIRE DISTRICT: Stinson Beach Fire Protection District

FUNDING PROVIDED: $2,000 (FY 2003)

OBJECTIVE: To implement a fire education and warning program

DESCRIPTION: Develop and install fire danger signs at both ends of the town along Highway One. Stinson Beach is an unincorporated town located in West Marin, surrounded by NPS property and the Pacific Ocean. Stinson Beach has a population of approximately 1,200 people, a figure that grows significantly in the summer months. There are approximately 1,750 hectares (4,320 acres) in the town of Stinson Beach with many narrow roads leading to thousands of hectares of federal parklands. Both are within state-declared high fire hazard zones.

NPS-GGNRA/FSM TASK AGREEMENT NO. 514

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Did You Know?

Photo of gull head showing red spot on the lower portion of the beak.

The red dot on an adult gull’s lower mandible (beak) serves as a target for chicks to peck to inform their parent that they need feeding.