Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
Fire education is an important fire management strategy which emphasizes fire safety, fire ecology and fuel treatments.
At Point Reyes National Seashore, fire education focuses on lessons learned from the Vision Fire, community wildlfire protection, and the park's prescribed fire program.
Visiting the Park
There are also two films which you can request to see at Visitor Center:
"The Spark of Life: Fire are Point Reyes" (11 min) - includes live footage and interviews
"Fire Management" (6 min) - a Science Behind the Scenery presentation by the Pacific Coast Learning Center
Internships in Fire Communications and Education
Fire Education Materials
Project Learning Tree
Fire Management Video
KQED's Quest Program
Into the Inferno: The Science of Fire - initially aired on September 25, 2007
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DEFENSIBLE SPACE EVALUATOR CLASS - Southern Marin Fire Captain Cary Gloeckner talks about a 2-day workshop that teaches people how to assess fire hazards around their home, and how this process can be used to determine priorities for a community overall.
Part 1 - Overview of the class and why to take it. (6:35 min, MP3)
Part 2 - What's the worst area? Using fire hazard assessment to determine priorities for fuel reduction. (5:28 min, MP3)
Part 3 - Details about the agenda for the two-day workshop. (4:55 min, MP3)
Part 4 - What about costs? (2:01 min, MP3)
Did You Know?
A 1-foot sea level rise can lead to shorelines eroding back 100 feet, and increase the chances of a 100-year flood event in low coastal areas to once every 10 years. More...