Fire Education and Information
Current Fire Information or Impacts to Park Visitors.
California is a very large state and during fire season news reports may make it seem that the whole state is burning. We are located hundreds of miles further north of what the media commonly refers to as "Northern California fires". During fire season, concerned visitors frequently ask if wildfires are impacting the redwood parks and whether it is safe to visit. Often, there is nothing to report apart from "It's all good here". The following sites and links provide upto date information on smoke / air quality, wildfire locations and size, and current conditions at the redwoods.
PhotosOn Flickr we have high quality photos of recent prescribed fire operations in Redwood National and State Parks.
Fire Management Planning
Fire Management Plan FONSI Press Release (2005) (Microsoft Word document, 35 KB)
The 2010 Fire Management Plan (FMP) has guided fire management actions in the national park. Actions in the 2010 FMP include increasing the total acres of prescribed fire from about 4,400 acres to about 6,800 acres, with new prescribed fire units in the Crescent and Enderts Beach areas south of Crescent City to restore grasslands and reduce alien invasive plant species; elarging shaded fuel breaks near Orick and Hiouchi; and constructing a new break around the Howland Hills Outdoor School in Del Norte Country.
To request copies of the 2010 fire management plan please e-mail us.
Last updated: August 29, 2019