Fire Ecology - Monitoring
The Point Reyes National Seashore Fire Monitoring Program is designed to determine whether fire management activities are meeting fire and resource management objectives and to document any unexpected consequences of fire management activities. The monitoring program is intended to continuously inform the staff about results of management activities so that the fire management program can adapt to changing conditions using the best available information. Integration of fire monitoring data is a shared responsibility between park's fire management and natural and cultural resource management staffs.
The Wildland and Prescribed Fire Monitoring and Research Plan (2,472 KB PDF) for Point Reyes National Seashore is included as Appendix F in the park's Operational Strategy for the Fire Management Plan.
Guidelines for the monitoring program are found in the National Park Service Fire Monitoring Handbook (FMH).
Annual Fire Ecology and Monitoring Reports
2010 (321 KB PDF)
Did You Know?
Marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes. Blue whales and humpback whales feed here during spring and summer months. Gray whales migrate past our shores twice a year on their round trip from Alaska to Baja. More...