August 2022 Fuel Reduction Work Complete
In August crews completed fuel reduction in the area of Sylvan & Baywood Glen Trails.
About the Project
Starting May 15 and continuing through August, the San Mateo County Parks Department will conduct a wildfire hazard risk reduction project over a 19-acre area in Edgewood County Park, with two components: 1) thinning of understory vegetation within 100 feet of the eastern and southeastern park boundary to create shaded fuel breaks and 2) removal of sudden oak death affected trees and other dead standing trees within 200 feet of select trails and neighboring structures. Both project components will improve public safety by mitigating the threat of wildfire to nearby residents by thinning understory vegetation, removing dead, and dying trees, and breaking the continuity of vertical and horizontal fuels. This project will also preserve community evacuation routes and reduce potential hazards to infrastructure. This project was assigned a rank ID of 7 in the San Mateo County Parks Department’s Wildlife Fuel Management Program 2021-2026 Projects document.
Learn more about San Mateo County Parks' Forest Health & Community Safety Initiative