Fire Management

Fire is a natural process that has shaped the plant communities at Pinnacles National Park. The goal of the new fire management plan is to mimic natural conditions, allowing native plant species to thrive.

Park managers will consider using prescribed fire in areas that have not burned for a long time or where ecosystems have been altered by negative human impacts. Prescribed fire will only be used when weather conditions are safe for burning.

The Pinnacles National Park Fire Management Plan and Environmental Assessment are available online. If you have a dial-up connection, the plan has been divided into smaller sections for easier downloading.

Pinnacles National Park Fire Management Plan (complete)

Title Page

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Foundation of the FMP

Chapter 2 - Fire Management Strategies

Chapter 3 - Fire Mgmt Program Components

Chapter 4 - Roles, Funding, and Review

Appendices A - G

Appendix H, part 1

Appendix H, part 2

Environmental Assessment

Fire Management Plan Mailer

Last updated: December 19, 2015

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

5000 East Entrance Road
Paicines, CA 95043


831 389-4486
Please call the number above for all park related inquiries. For camping questions contact the Pinnacles Campground at (831) 200-1722. For the park book store, please call (831) 389-4485.

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