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 Management Plan: Operational Strategy - August 2006
The Operational Strategy for the Fire Management Plan (FMP) for the Point Reyes National Seashore is an operational manual containing the standards, practices and guidelines in use by the Fire Management Division when conducting actions within their jurisdictional area. The jurisdictional area is comprised of the 70,046 acres of Point Reyes National Seashore (PRNS) and the 19,265 acres in the northern district of Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) that is managed by PRNS through an agreement with GGNRA. For the purposes of this FMP, the use of the acronym PRNS in reference to a geographic area will encompass the 90,311 acres managed by Point Reyes National Seashore including the northern lands of GGNRA.
The FMP provides a framework for the Fire Management Division’s fire prevention and fuels reduction programs and governs actions and strategies for the Division’s response to wildland fires in the jurisdictional area. The FMP is organized to present the current strategies and tactics for the range of actions assigned to the PRNS Fire Management Division. Program operations addressed include preparedness, prevention, suppression, fuels management, rehabilitation, fire education and information, monitoring and fire and fuels research. The FMP is written to be understood and implemented by PRNS staff as they plan and implement fuel reduction and resource protection and rehabilitation projects and conduct suppression actions.
Complete Document (47,027 KB PDF)
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Appendices (42,671 KB PDF)
Did You Know?
The Endangered Species Act turns 40 on December 28, 2013. 99 percent of the plants and animals protected by the ESA have been saved from extinction, including the bald eagle, brown pelican, gray whale, and peregrine falcon, all of which can be seen at Point Reyes. More...