• 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 Suppression

Smoke behind trees as firefighter responds to a lightning-ignited wildfire
Suppression action being taken on a lightning ignited fire in October 2004.
NPS Photo by Brian Kruger
 

All unplanned wildland fires at Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) receive aggressive initial attack action by the nearest available suppression forces. Initial attack is an aggressive suppression action consistent with firefighter and public safety and values to be protected.

Fire suppression resources at Point Reyes National Seashore include:

1 Type 3 engine
1 Type 6 engine
1 Hazardous Fuel Module (8-10 person crew)

Through a Memorandum of Understanding, Marin County Fire Department and other West Marin fire agencies have also been authorized to undertake initial attack actions on PRNS lands. This allows cooperating fire agencies to assume authority for initial attack until a qualified federal Incident Commander and personnel arrive to establish Unified Command of the incident.

Cooperating Agencies

Marin County Fire Department
Bolinas Fire Protection District
Inverness Public Utility District
Nicasio Volunteer Fire Department
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

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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...