• Reenatctors try to stay warm outside soldier huts in Jockey Hollow

    Morristown

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Fire Management

FIRE MANAGEMENT:

National Park Service (NPS) wildland fire management activities are essential to the protection of human life and property, the protection and management of irreplaceable natural and cultural resources, and to the accomplishment of the NPS mission.

The Morristown National Historical Park Wildland Fire Management Plan, completed in 2005, is the primary planning document directing park wildland fire management activities at Morristown. These activities include preparedness planning and activities, fire staffing and training, prevention, suppression, and the use of mechanical fuel treatments to achieve management and resource management objectives.

The Fire Management Plan meets the requirements of Director’s Order-18 that all NPS park units with burnable vegetation have a wildland fire management plan approved by the superintendent.

For additional information on Strategies for Managing the Forest at Morristown National Historical Park, click here.

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Did You Know?

Dr James Thacher

“We reached this wilderness, about three miles from Morristown where we are building log huts for winter quarters. The snow on the ground is about two feet deep, and the weather extremely cold.” – Dr James Thacher, Continental Army Surgeon, 1779.