Friends of Sonoma County Regional Parks,
It is an understatement to say this has been a rough couple of weeks, months, and year. With our community recovering from yet another catastrophic wildfire, under the shadow of a global pandemic, our thoughts go out to everyone affected.
When the Glass Fire swept over the Mayacamas Mountains, it moved across the northern half of the park as well as the southern section that burned in the Nuns Fire three years ago. We are preparing to survey the park once it’s safe to do so, but we know nearly all 2,000 acres burned to some degree.
Some areas, such as the ridgetop Sargent's cypress forest and the Los Alamos Road trailheads, burned at a higher intensity than others. Some locations, such as the new Lawson Trail, were left largely intact.
In the coming days, we’ll fully assess the park, develop plans to remove hazardous trees and debris and work with partners to protect watersheds and limit the potential for erosion.