Updated Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Kings Mountain Road and Huddart Park Shaded Fuel Break Project concludes this week. With work complete, Kings Mountain Road will reopen on Friday, October 4, at 5 p.m.

San Mateo County Parks and CAL FIRE began work in August 2019 and have reduced the risk of wildfire to neighboring communities by treating 70 acres of vegetation in Huddart Park in seven weeks. See before and after images of the work accomplished below.

    • Before
    • After

The collaboration of San Mateo County Parks, CAL FIRE and its contractors, along with the cooperation of Kings Mountain Road residents and park users, was instrumental in completing this important project ahead of schedule and without any incidents.

In the upcoming months San Mateo County Parks staff will develop a management plan that addresses maintenance of the fuel breaks and 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

Until the project finishes on Friday evening, the closure of Kings Mountain Road continues through Thursday and Friday, October 3 and 4, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Be advised: During this project heavy equipment will be at work in Huddart Park. There will be noise and dust and, with the equipment’s ability to throw debris up to 300 feet, a substantial safety risk. You can help us expedite this important project by obeying all road and trail closure signs and avoiding the work area.

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For more information call CAL FIRE San Mateo – Santa Cruz at (831) 335-6740.

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