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Reducing Fire Risk in Sacramento County Parks

As multi-year drought conditions continue, Sacramento County’s Regional Parks have experienced an increase in wildfires. The lack of rain has stressed the parks’ trees and other vegetation, increasing flammability and lengthening the fire season. Regional Parks is responding to this increased threat with a more aggressive approach to fire fuel reduction and to firebreaks.

We are also strengthening our partnerships with the responding fire departments by planning several training burns. These training exercises not only reduce fuels, but they also help Regional Parks Rangers and local fire crews be better prepared to work together when wildfires strike in County parks. Training burns days will be dependent on favorable weather and air quality.

Our goal is to decrease the number and size of wildfires in our parks, and protect our high priority forests, wildlife habitats, and cultural resources.

Listed below is a schedule of Sacramento County Regional Parks’ fire risk reduction activities for Dry Creek Parkway.

For more information, visit Sacramento County’s Regional Parks page at



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