The Chickadee Nature Trail in Huddart Park will be closed next week as crews return to follow up on forest health work performed in November and December last year.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday, April 4, through Friday, April 8, crews will create shaded fuel breaks by selectively thinning vegetation and removing trees that are dead, dying, diseased and up to 8 inches in diameter, according to San Mateo County Parks.
“The process is noisy and disperses woody debris on trails, roads, and facilities,” officials said.
In coming weeks, East and West Meadow, Zwierlein, and Miwok picnic areas will be closed. Check here for updates.
To date, 24 acres of vegetation have been treated in Huddart Park. During the next year, 402 acres will have been treated—218 acres in Huddart Park and 184 acres in Wunderlich Park.
The effort is part of a multi-year project to reduce wildfire risks and improve 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.
To learn more, go here.
Photo courtesy of San Mateo County Parks