Extreme Fire Danger Continues at National Parks in Marin for September 3, 2008
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
Fire danger at Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) lands in Marin County is rated as "Extreme" again today, Wednesday, September 3.
Fire Danger may be rated as low, moderate, high, very high, or extreme based on the worst case fire weather scenario during the hottest, driest part of the day on an open, south facing slope. Fire danger ratings are used to determine whether land use restrictions will go into effect as well as how many firefighters should be available in case a wildfire does occur. The fire danger rating may vary throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Restrictions that will be in effect today within Point Reyes National Seashore boundaries are:
Restrictions that will be in effect today on all GGNRA lands in Marin County, including the Marin Headlands and Muir Woods National Monument are:
Did You Know?
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...