San Bruno Mountain Park Ecosystem Health & Fuel Reduction

Update Thursday, April 22, 2021

This work requires occasional trail closures. Check this page for advisories.

Saddle Loop Gorse Removal

San Mateo County Parks is working to increase ecosystem health and community safety at San Bruno Mountain Park by removing invasive species, including Gorse in the area along the north side of Saddle Loop Trail, west of Carter Ave, Oakridge Ave and south of Alta Vista Way.

Hand crews will strategically cut and manage debris with a chipper. Mechanical treatment with a masticator will occur where access and terrain allow. Spot-application chemical treatment will occur where feasible. The initial treatment will take 1-2 years, with regular maintenance occurring over the following 1-3 years. View a map of the project area »

In addition to increasing safety to the community by removing excess wildfire fuels, this work improves native habitat for the for the endangered butterflies of San Bruno Mountain.

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