As part of San Mateo County Parks program to improve forest health and reduce risk of wildfire in parks near private dwellings (also called the wildland urban interface) we are working in partnership with CalFire to remove hazardous trees at Pillar Point Bluff near the Pillar Ridge Complex. This is one of 32 projects to be competed over five years throughout San Mateo County Parks.
This work will occur the Jean Lauer Trail on the eastern boundary of the park and will include clearing unhealthy Monterey Pines, other non-native trees, and invasive plants in an 18-acre area. Hand tools and mechanical equipment will be used, including grinders to remove large trees and chippers to reduce smaller trees to material that can be spread to reduce weed growth. Jean Lauer Trail will be closed between trail markers 13 and 15.
This project, originally planned for mid-March 2023, has been postponed due to weather and highly saturated soil. Work is tentatively rescheduled for late spring 2023.
Learn more about San Mateo County Parks' Forest Health & Community Safety Initiative