2014 Changes to the Superintendent's Compendium
Point Reyes National Seashore will be including an unmanned aircraft closure to the Superintendent's Compendium. The NPS invites the public to submit written suggestions, comments, and concerns about this change. Comment deadline is August 19. More »
2003 Prescribed Burn Season Planned for Point Reyes National Seashore
Contact: John Dell’Osso, 415-464-5135
Prescribed fire is used at Point Reyes National Seashore to reduce hazardous fuels, control invasive plants, enhance biological diversity, and preserve cultural landscapes. An informational brochure on the park’s prescribed fire program was mailed to all box holders in West Marin last week. The burns here are typically very small and rarely exceed a few hundred acres in total. All burns are conducted under safe prescriptions and approved in advance through the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Some of the burns that will be conducted during the month of October are outlined as follows:
The first burn is planned for the week of October 6, 2003 near Drakes Beach. As in the past, National Park Service staff will receive assistance from numerous partners including Marin County Fire Department, Inverness, Nicasio, and Stinson Beach Volunteer Fire Departments, Bolinas Fire Protection District, Marin Municipal Water District, and others.
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