Closure on Richards Road Trail Beginning June 21
June 17, 2022
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    A treated chaparral area below the Huddart Park main entrance.

    Huddart Park Forest Health Work

    A rubber tracked excavator beginning mastication (forestry mulching) directly below the main entrance kiosk.

    Huddart Park Forest Health Work II

    A skidsteer with a masticating head attachment enter the project area to begin treatment below the main entrance kiosk.

    Crews have returned to Huddart Park to follow up on forest health work performed last November and December near the park entrance. Weather permitting, crews will continue their normal work schedule of working Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., as they create shaded fuel breaks by selectively thinning vegetation and removing trees that are dead, dying, diseased, and up to 8 inches in diameter.

    Crews have implemented erosion control measures and staff continue to flag and monitor sensitive resources. To date, 24 acres of vegetation have been treated in Huddart Park.


    The process is noisy and disperses woody debris on trails, roads, and facilities.  Beginning Tuesday, June 21, crews will be working near a portion of Richards Road Trail which is already closed due to another project.  See a map of the closed portion of Richards Road Trail 

    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 »

    Example of Recent Work

    Below is an example of a recently treated area in Huddart Park.

    Huddart FH before


    Huddart FH after



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