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Fire Management Units: Minimum Management Unit

 
Pastoral lands, by Sue Van Der Wal

The Pastoral Zone

MINIMUM MANAGEMENT UNIT (approximately 70,000 acres) - This unit contains all areas within the Seashore and the Northern District of GGNRA that are not included in the other ten units. This includes the majority of the pastoral zone (roughly 19,000 acres), which is dominated by grasslands grazed by cattle and large tracts of the Wilderness Area that support mosaics of forest, scrub and grassland. The Unit also includes large bodies of water such as Drakes Estero, Limantour Estero, Abbotts Lagoon, and Tomales Bay. The actions in this FMU include vegetation clearing around buildings and along roads, and full suppression of all fires.

Map of the Minimum Management Unit

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