Recovery Act Projects
Funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has been provided to thin fire-prone stands of vegetation at various locations in Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore. This series of projects is designed to enhance wildfire protection for neighboring communities and park structures.
Substantial work has been accomplished since November 2009. The following eucalyptus thinning projects in the Marin Headlands at Golden Gate National Recreation Area are in various stages of completion:
Work is also being planned for Upper Tamalpais Valley west of Erica Road, tentatively scheduled for summer 2010:
At all of these sites, smaller trees, 18 inches in diameter and less, are being targeted for removal to reduce hazardous fuel.
See an example of a past project before and after treatment.
GGNRA OPEN HOUSE FEBRUARY 23, 2010 - The Recovery Act Fuel Reduction Projects were featured at the park open house. An exhibit and a "People at Work" slide show were presented.
PROJECT TOUR MARCH 18, 2010 - A tour of the Marin Drive / Miwok Trail and Upper Tam Valley sites is scheduled for Thursday, March 18. Please call 415-464-5133 for details.
See also Recovery Act fuel reduction projects at Point Reyes National Seashore.
This web page will be updated as the projects progress. For more information, contact the Fire Education Office at 415-464-5133.
Did You Know?
To take a hike on the seafloor, explore any of the trails around the Golden Gate headlands, where you are surrounded by slabs of ocean crust that have crept thousands of kilometers on a tectonic journey to end on dry land.