BLM hazardous fuels work at Cloverdale Trails temporarily limits access
REDDING, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management will increase public safety, wildfire resilience and landscape health by conducting hazardous fuels work on sections of the Cloverdale Trails recreational site, from Tuesday, September 27, through November 2022. Public access will be temporarily restricted during this time. Hazardous fuels work will include reducing dried or dead vegetation to improve resilience to future wildfires, reducing hazardous trees and creating fuel breaks near public infrastructure and communities.
“This work will reduce risk from standing dead trees and will remove understory fuels that could feed and intensify a wildfire,” said Jennifer Mata, manager of the BLM Redding Field Office.
Crews will begin working from the Cloverdale Trailhead on the Cloverdale loop, then move to the Piety Hill loop and connectors. Hand Crews will be using chainsaws to fell trees and brush to create burn piles during the project. Limited public access will occur in areas where the work is underway, and all other trails will remain open. The limited access areas will be posted with signs.
Those planning to use Cloverdale Trails during the project should consider other options or be flexible with their routes within the Cloverdale trail system. There are abundant recreational trail opportunities in and around Redding, including the Clear Creek Greenway, Mule Mountain, and Swasey Recreation Areas.
More information is available by contacting the BLM Redding Field Office at 530-224-2100.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.