Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
On weekends & holidays, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is closed beyond the South Beach Road junction from 9 am to 5:30 pm during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
2014 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 »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »
Prescribed Fires in Olema Valley Scheduled for July 7, 1997
Contact: John Dell’Osso, 415-464-5135
Two prescribed fires are tentatively scheduled for Monday, July 7 and will begin at approximately 8:00 am. The first fire will be on a two-acre site located approximately 1 mile south of the Fivebrooks Trailhead on Hwy 1. Temporary traffic delays may occur between 8:00 am and noon on that stretch of Hwy 1.
The second prescribed fire will be located at Divide Meadow along the Bear Valley Trail. This ½ acre fire is tentatively scheduled to begin at approximately 1:00 pm.
The burn is part of an ongoing effort to remove the invasive, non-native plant, scotch broom. Burning is one proven effective method in removing the plant from an area where it has grown in very dense patches. Continued removal of young plants is an important follow-up to controlling the plant from returning to a natural area
The prescribed fires will only be conducted if weather and other conditions are favorable. The fire will be monitored and staffed by National Park Service personnel and other cooperators.
If conditions are not favorable, an alternate day for the prescribed burns has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 8.
Did You Know?
Climate scientists warn that the safe upper limit for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations is 350 parts per million (ppm). For most of human history, atmospheric CO2 rarely exceeded 275 ppm--until the industrial revolution. As of 2013, atmospheric CO2 was ~400 ppm–-and rising 2 ppm/year. More...