Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures
From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »
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?
Deathcap mushrooms are found throughout the Point Reyes region and are the most poisonous mushrooms in the world. But they're fairly new arrivals here. They invaded the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1930s, likely brought over on cork trees from Europe for the wine industry. More...