• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • Point Reyes Fire Management will be using heavy equipment on the Inverness Ridge Trail this week.

    A recreation advisory is in effect for hiking, horse riding, and biking along the Inverness Ridge Trail (aka Bayview Fire Road) during the week of September 14, 2014. Extra caution in this area is critical while work is in progress. More »

Fire Education - Activities

What is fire? What role does fire play in different ecosystems? Get answers to these and other questions at the NPS Fire and Aviation website. Find links to hot fire sites.
 
Firefighting Tools
Wildland firefighters use many kinds of tools to work on fires and to do different jobs more easily and safely. Try this "Discovery Tour" WebRangers activity for ages 6+!
 
Fire Story
Somewhere in a National Park...a bolt of lightning hits a tree. A fire starts! What does the Park Service do? Try this "Adventure Tour" WebRangers activity for ages 13+!
 

One of Project Learning Tree's many activities is "The Geometry of Fire: Triangles, Squares, Lines!" Fire Model. (262 KB PDF)

 

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Did You Know?

Fog-filled valley with yellow twilight glow over a ridge in the background. © John B. Weller.

The rich, lush environment of Point Reyes heavily depends on the fog. During rainless summers, fog can account for 1/3 of the ecosystem's water input. But recent studies have indicated that there has been about a 30 percent reduction in fog during the last 100 years here in coastal California. More...