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For Immediate Release

Prescribed pile burning operations planned at Bouverie Wildflower Preserve and Sonoma Valley Regional Park

SANTA ROSA, CA | December 04, 2023

Sonoma County Regional Parks is planning to conduct pile burns at the Bouverie Wildflower Preserve and Sonoma Valley Regional Park from December 4th through December 15th. The upcoming pile burn is a continuation of fuels reduction work conducted by Park’s staff and the Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB) that focused on reducing surface and ladder fuels to help protect the remaining trees and adjacent communities from future wildfire severity. 

Sonoma Valley Regional Park will remain open, and the pile burns will occur along the Cougar and Black Canyon Creek trails. People in the area may see or smell smoke during the burn. Visitors are reminded not to approach the burn piles at any time and please keep dogs on leash.

For more information on how Regional Parks uses low-intensity prescribed fire as a landscape management tool, visit


Contact Information:
Brook Edwards
Park Program Supervisor, Natural Resources Division
Sonoma County Regional Parks

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