Prescribed burn at Henry Cowell Redwoods State ParkEnvironment Local News 

Prescribed Burn at Henry Cowell May 9

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park staff have announced a prescribed burn in the Redwood Grove this Tuesday, May 9.

60 brush piles 6′ x 6′ in size will be ignited throughout the grove. The burn is part of the park’s management effort to reduce the fuel load in the old-growth forest and restore habitat. Staff and fire crews will be onsite for the duration of the burn.

Air quality will likely be affected.

(Photo via Santa Cruz Mountains State Parks)

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  1. Henry Cowell

    The manzanita forest by the look out tower was burned in ~2000 and now re-burned this year. Never to return to the state of grace it once was before a forest employee opted to burn it for what he said was re-seeding. It makes me wonder how they ever survived without him. In the future such burning impulses should be released in Big Basin rather than Cowells as it already bears the scars of this enlightened park management.

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