Fire Ecology


Whiskeytown's fire ecology program employs a range of strategies for monitoring prescribed fire and mechanical treatments. Monitoring allows for the determination of how treatments achieve the park’s primary fire management objectives, serves as an early detection of change, and provides information on effective strategies for the future.


Research studies expand upon the park’s current knowledge base and allow for refined fire management objectives. Whiskeytown has on-going research projects investigating prescribed fire, wildland fire, fire surrogates, and fire history.

Rehabilition is needed when fires or fire-related activities cause damage to the park's natural resources. Non-native plant invasion and soil erosion control are the main focus of Whiskeytown's fire rehabilitation efforts.

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