The Stoney Fire started July 12, 2018 and burned 962 acres in Upper Bidwell Park and adjacent properties. youtu.be/uyiJHfdxmSwThe Stoney Fire burned parts of Upper Bidwell Park including the Peregrine Point disc golf course. ... See MoreSee Less
The City is using CDF (CAL FIRE) Salt Creek crews to manage vegetation in the Lower Park. Apparently no one from the City supervises their activities or knows what the standing vegetation policies of the Commission has been. A long standing policy of the BPPC is to leave fallen trees and wood debris intact (unless they fall across a trail or road) and not cut up and removed. There are a number of environmental reasons to leave downed trees alone. Salt Creek crews also create burn piles like they do in the forests they work in. Bidwell Park's vegetation should not be managed by CDF. The Commission has promoted rotting in place and not burning and that has been a standing policy. The City cannot hire these crews and then not supervise what they do. CDF clears land and cuts trees up, that is not what is needed.
The City is spraying Roundup in the Park again! We put a stop to this practice years ago and now it is back. Why? When did the BPPC change the policy? Or did they? The BPPC really needs to address vegetation management in the Park. The Park is being overrun by English ivy, yet is never addressed. Catalpa is out of control along the banks of Big Chico Creek and has made its way all the way down to the Sacramento River. There are other non-native invasive vegetation species that have been ignored and have spread. The cost to deal with them grows every year they are ignored. The ineffective Park Commission doesn't seem to want to address important issues in the Park and vegetation management should be at the top of their list. Tell the City to stop spraying Roundup in the Park! ... See MoreSee Less