Fire plays a significant role in the ecosystems at Point Reyes National Seashore. The fire regime has varied over time in response to both climatic changes and human activity. Fire history at Point Reyes has been shaped by lightning, as well as by the land management practices of Native Americans, ranchers, loggers, and most recently, the National Park Service.
The goals of the Point Reyes Fire Management Program are:
- Protect Firefighters, the Public, and Property
- Maintain or Improve Conditions of Natural Resources and Protect these Resources from Adverse Impacts
- Maximize Efforts to Protect Cultural Resources from Adverse Effects of Fire Management Practices
- Foster and Maintain Effective Community and Interagency Fire Management Partnerships
- Foster a High Degree of Understanding of Fire and Fuels Management among Park Employees, Neighbors, and Visitors
- Improve Knowledge and Understanding of Fire and Continue to Refine Fire Management Practices
The Point Reyes Fire Management Program is part of the San Francisco Bay Area Network.
Fire staff based at Point Reyes also serve Golden Gate National Recreation Area, John Muir National Historic Site, Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, and Pinnacles National Monument.
The Fire Management pages include:
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