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For Immediate Release

Prescribed pile-burning operations planned at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park Feb. 28 - March 3

February 27, 2023

Sonoma County Regional Parks is planning to conduct pile burns at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park  February 28th through March 3rd. The upcoming pile burn is a continuation of fuels reduction work conducted by Park’s staff and the California Conservation Corps (CCC) that thinned vegetation along the Park’s roads and trails. Thinning vegetation reduces surface and ladder fuels to help protect the remaining trees and adjacent communities from future wildfire severity. 

The pile burns will occur along the southern portion of the Big Leaf Trail, and the trail will remain open during burn operations. People in the area may see or smell smoke during the burn, and visitors are reminded not to approach the burn piles at any time.

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

About Sonoma County Regional Parks

Sonoma County Regional Parks includes 56 parks, beaches and trails. Regional Park’s mission is to create healthy communities and contribute to the county’s economic vitality by acquiring, developing, managing, and maintaining parks. Regional Parks preserves natural and cultural resources and offers opportunities for recreation and education that enhance the quality of life and well-being of residents and visitors.


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