Fire and Fuels Planning

A color map of the Point Reyes National Seashore showing the locations of the park's 11 fire management units.
Map of fire management units (FMU's) at Point Reyes National Seashore

Planning in fire and fuels management is essential to ensure that all fire suppression and fuels treatment actions strongly support resource management and community protection objectives. The planning process also minimizes adverse impacts to park resources and neighboring communities.

Fire and fuels planning is done by establishing fire management units (FMU's) which describe objectives for different areas within each park based on geography, fuels management and habitat enhancement needs, and values at risk.

In 2004, the National Park Service completed a Fire Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Point Reyes National Seashore and North District of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This document includes an environmental analysis that encompasses actions within all FMU's.

The Operational Strategy for the Fire Management Plan was completed in 2006.

Fire and fuels management planning in Point Reyes National Seashore is guided by Director’s Order #18: Wildland Fire Management, Reference Manual 18, Wildland Fire Management (RM-18) (5,667 KB PDF), and the park's Fire Management Plan. Director's Order 12 and the NPS NEPA Handbook (2015) guide the National Park Service in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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Last updated: February 10, 2024

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1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (e.g., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; fire danger information; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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