Regional Parks and Open Spaces Help During and After Fires
During the devastating 2017 wildfires, we saw the 860-acre Shiloh Ranch Regional Park act as a buﬀer between the Tubbs Fire and the town of Windsor. The park's open space allowed crews to react and prevent the fire's spread.
About 2,600 acres of Sonoma County parklands were impacted by the wildfires. Because some habitats are naturally adapted to wildfires, we already see regrowth and flowering in areas that experienced low- to moderate-severity burns. Other areas were severely impacted by more intense fire or the firefighting itself, and it may take years for us to determine the full damage and recovery period.
In the aftermath of the wildfires, residents are coming to parks for healing and restoration.
Planning for the Future
We are committed to seeing parks play a vital role in the health, safety and economy of Sonoma County for decades to come. Residents love their parks. Now, as we recover, we know we can work together to improve the entire Sonoma County parks network for all to enjoy.