Our Regional Parks and Open Spaces Help Us During and After the Fires
We saw the 860-acre Shiloh Ranch act as a buffer between the fire and Windsor, helping to slow the fire down long enough for crews to react and prevent its encroachment on the town.
About 2,600 acres of parklands were impacted by the fires. With some of our habitats naturally prepared for wildfires, it has led to some regrowth and fantastic flowering this spring in lighter fire areas. While other spots were severely damaged by the hottest fires and the fire fighting itself – it may take years for us to determine the full damage and recovery period. In the aftermath, we see large numbers of residents coming to our parks for healing and restoration.
Planning for the Future
We are committed to seeing our Regional Parks play a vital role in the health, safety and economy of our county for decades to come. Residents love their parks – now as we recover, we know we can work together to improve our entire Sonoma County parks network for all to enjoy.