Winter Surf Warning
Every year people drown in the surf off Northern California beaches - don't let it be you! Be extra alert on park beaches during the winter storm season. Do not turn your back on the shoreline and watch for extra powerful “sneaker” waves.
Project funds for 2014 have not yet been determined.
In January, GGNRA Maintenance staff completed the chipping of debris piles on park lands in El Granada that were left from a previous collaborative fuel reduction project.
For more information, call 415-464-5133.
**RECOVERY ACT FUEL REDUCTION PROJECTS**
Funding provided by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act enabled crews to work on a series of hazardous fuel reduction projects from November 2009 through September 2010.
See an example of a thinning treatment.
Read the success story.
**FIRE PREVENTION WEEK SPECIAL PROGRAM**
Fire plays a significant role in the ecosystems at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The fire regime has varied over time in response to both climatic changes and human activity. The fire history of the landscape has been shaped by lightning, as well as by the land management practices of Native Americans, ranchers, loggers, the military, developers and, most recently, the National Park Service.
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area's Office of Fire Management, in accordance with the Fire Management Plan, manages fire in such a way as to retain its beneficial effects in the ecosystem while protecting resources, property and lives.
The goals of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Fire Management Program are:
The Office of Fire Management monitors and responds to all wildand fires within the park and maintains an appropriate preparedness level in accordance with the park's Wildland Fire Step-Up Plan.
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area's Fire Management Program is part of the San Francisco Bay Area Network.
Did You Know?
In November of 1969 American Indians being relocated and terminated by the U.S. government occupied the then vacant island of Alcatraz. Their 18 month occupation would bring an end to the federal termination policy, saving the tribes.