Berkeley, CA-Ten years after a devastating six-day wildfire swept through 12,000 acres of Point Reyes National Seashore and consumed 45 homes on nearby Inverness Ridge, BAY NATURE magazine commemorates the park's remarkable recovery with a special full-color, 16-page editorial supplement.
For thousands of years, fire has played a significant role in shaping the natural environment of the Bay Area, and the Vision Fire was a dramatic reminder of that oft-forgotten reality. "Out of the Flames: Point Reyes Ten Years After the Vision Fire" draws upon the work of numerous scientists from the region to explore ecological transition and renewal at this well-loved wilderness on the edge of the metropolitan Bay Area. Features include:
1) A lead article examining the impacts of the fire on four of the main habitats in the park, by San Francisco Chronicle writer Geoffrey Coffey.
2) An article reviewing the evolving relationship between humans and wildfire in Northern California.
3) A dramatic first-person account of the Vision Fire by renowned architect, and Inverness resident, Sim Van Der Ryn.
4) A full-color centerfold map displaying the intensity and exposure of the fire as it spread over the park, and highlighting trail routes through the burn area.
5) A list of upcoming events reflecting upon the October 2005 fire and wildfire ecology.
Call Publisher David Loeb at 510-528-8550 or email [email protected] for more information about the fire or for additional contacts.