Huddart Park Forest Health & Fuel Reduction Work Begins

Forest Health Work

Updated Thursday, October 7, 2021

The first phase of the Forest Health and Fuel Reduction Project in Huddart County Park will begin as soon as Tuesday, October 12 in the lower portion of the park. 

Experienced crews will work Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to create shaded fuel breaks by selectively thinning vegetation and removing trees that are dead, dying, diseased, and up to 8 inches in diameter. Hand tools and mechanical equipment will be used.  Staff with the San Mateo County Parks Department and San Mateo Resource Conservation District will be on site to coordinate work, ensure that sensitive plant and animal species are protected, and that best management practices—including erosion control—are followed. 

Closures

The process can be noisy and will disperse woody debris on trails, roads, and facilities. For this reason, the following areas in the park will be closed to all traffic, Monday through Friday:

  • Oak, Redwood, East & West Meadow Picnic Areas, Redwood Shelter, Sequoia Youth Camp and Amphitheater areas.
  • Park service road from Greer Road to main entrance service road (Hikers may use Greer Road entrance only to access Richards Road Trail via Kings Mountain Trail at marker 46)

The Chickadee Nature Trail will be closed for the duration of this project and will not open on weekends.

View a map of the closed areas »

Project Partners

This effort is part of a multi-year project focused on reducing wildfire risks and improving forest health and community safety in partnership with San Mateo County Resource Conservation District, and through funding from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection as part of the California Climate Investments Program. During the next year, 402 acres will have been treated—218 acres in Huddart Park and 184 acres in Wunderlich Park. Learn more »

 

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