February 25, 2004

Pine Hill Preserve Draft Management Plan

Work on a management plan for the Pine Hill Preserve is underway. Public comments on issues that will be covered under this plan are welcome. When the draft plan is released, this website will be updated to give the public access to these documents.

The primary goals of the Preserve were laid out in the Cooperative Management Agreement for the Pine Hill Preserve (2001). Decisions made in the Pine Hill Preserve Management Plan will foster those goals. In order to better understand the primary and secondary goals of the Pine Hill Preserve, please read about the Preserve's mission.

The sections of the management plan are:

  • Introduction
  • Agencies participating and management
  • Access/facilities
  • Outreach and interpretation
  • Monitoring
  • Research
  • Enforcement
  • Fuels for public safety
  • Wildfire
  • Prescribed burning for plant community health
  • Weeds
  • Propagation and restoration
  • Wildlife
  • Cultural Resources
  • Visual Resources Management
  • Erosion control
  • Land uses for other-than-Preserve purposes
  • Conservation easements
  • Funding
  • Literature Cited
  • Appendices
Among the public use decisions that will be addressed in the plan will be:
  • Access/facilities
    • Visitation emphasis areas
    • Trails
    • Mountain bike access
    • Equestrian access
    • Walking access
    • Camping
    • River recreation
    • Pets
    • Putting unnecessary roads/trails to bed
    • Whether and when off-road vehicles might be permitted.
    • Emergency access
    • Visitor and boundary facilities
  • Outreach and interpretation
Public comments are invited on all sections of the plan.

We know that neighbors of the Preserve will be affected by fire and fuels management at the Preserve and we invite your input for that portion of the plan as well.

Your comments are welcome and can be directed to the Preserve Manager via:

Regular Mail:
BLM Folsom Field Office
Attn: Graciela Hinshaw, Preserve Manager
63 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630

(916) 985-4474

(916) 985-3259