Habitat Recovery and the Ecology of Fire


The Canyon 2 Fire burned through Gypsum and Weir Canyons, through Santiago Oaks and Irvine Regional Parks and far into Peters Canyon Park. The fire destroyed or damaged many homes and burned over 9000 acres of oak woodland and coastal sage scrub habitat. The people and communities that were affected by the fire will be recovering for some time.  Much of the burned area is within County of Orange parkland and much of that is managed by the Irvine Ranch Conservancy. The Conservancy is monitoring the post-fire habitat in order to understand and assist in the healthy recovery of these important places. This period of recovery offers  opportunity for people to view and learn about the effects of fire on the plants and animals that inhabit these lands. This program provides a chance for you to experience the burned area up close and learn how  we can ensure a healthy recovery of the native flora and fauna.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-2 activity on the land.


You are able to register yourself and one guest for this special fire related activity.



Activity Details Led by IRC

Saturday, February 3, 2018
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Duration (hours:minutes):
OC Parks
Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve
Staging Area:
Lot 15 - Irvine Regional Park
3 miles
Elevation Change:
680 feet
Minimum Age:
Spaces Left:
15 of 35

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