Fire Fuel Reduction in Huddart Park
Updated Wednesday, March 18, 2020
On February 6 and 7, CAL FIRE crews returned to Kings Mountain Road to remove dead tan oak trees in several spots along the road.
In October 2019, San Mateo County Parks and CAL FIRE completed a 7-week effort to create 70 acres of shaded fuel breaks along Kings Fire Road and within Huddart Park. While this work has reduced risk of wildfire to neighboring communities and will provide long-term ecological benefit to Huddart Park’s native plant and animal communities, it can initially have a dramatic effect on the appearance of the landscape. See an example below.
In coming months San Mateo County Parks will develop a management plan that tracks the regrowth of desired vegetation in the treated areas. Natural resource management staff expect to see repopulation of species representative of Huddart’s mixed evergreen forest habitat, including native trees and shrubs, such as Oak, Toyon, Chinquapin, Huckleberry, Toyon, Coffee Berry, and Manzanita.
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