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Point Reyes Prescribed Fire Along Limantour Fuel Break

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Date: October 23, 2006
Contact: John Dell'Osso, 415-464-5135

A prescribed fire is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24 along the Limantour fuel break. This 35-acre burn will reduce the hazardous fuels along Limantour Road and is part of a strategic fuel break. The burn is scheduled to begin around 10:00 am and be completed by mid-afternoon. This burn will cause some smoke but will only be conducted if all conditions (weather patterns, wind direction, relative humidity, etc.) and other approvals are met. The burn will take place between Limantour Road and Coast Trail but there will not be any closures of either the road or trail.

Limantour Road is a busy traffic corridor where the chance of vehicle-related ignition is high. If a major wildfire occurs, Limantour Road will play a key role in firefighting tactics by providing staging areas and anchor points for burnouts.

Assisting the Point Reyes National Seashore Fire Crew will be fire fighters from the Golden Gate National recreation Area, Marin County Fire Department and the Bolinas and Inverness Fire Departments.

-NPS-

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Tule Elk

In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...