• Tolay Lake Regional Park

Fuels in Sonoma County Parks

All of Sonoma County’s forests and grasslands have enjoyed thousands of years of regular burning.  Our challenge in today’s built environment is to manage increasingly dense vegetation due to the exclusion of fire.

We work to mow and graze grasslands on our park boundaries to provide fuel breaks.  We also work to thin unnatural build-up of shade-tolerant trees like Douglass Fir in some areas.  Currently we are working on shaded fuel breaks in Hood Mountain and Shiloh.

Contact Information

Melanie Parker

Natural Resources Manager