Continued Fire Mitigation in Toll Canyon and Summit Park

The following was received from Jessica Kirby with Basin Recreation regarding fire mitigation work being done in Toll Canyon and upper Summit Park.

For immediate release:

Please see attached notice of fire mitigation work being performed in Toll Canyon Open Space.  Basin Recreation and Utah Forestry, Fire and State Lands will continue forest management efforts and fire mitigation along the jeep roads in Toll Canyon.  Work will be ongoing this week and possibly into the end of the month, June 4-30.  Mitigation work will be done within an 80ft buffer of the jeep road, known as Hoof-it. For your safety, recreation users should use caution and attempt to stay clear of working areas.  Signs will be posted in working areas.  There will not be a public firewood collection, at this time.  Efforts will focus on removing underbrush and ladder fuels. This work will conclude the efforts from the Catastrophic Fire Mitigation Grant funds provided by UFFSL in 2017.  Attached is information that has been posted on trailheads and a map.  Please distribute information freely.

2017-18 Fire Mitigation Project

  • Crews were scheduled to start work on Monday June 4.

  • The plan is to complete work by June 30

  • Project is fully funded by Forestry Fire and State lands grant money

  • Shaded fuels break.   This will be 80 ft on both sides of the existing jeep roads, as depicted on attached map. All dead standing and down will be removed.  All ladder fuels will be removed. Conifers will be trimmed up 5-6ft.

  • Conifers will be isolated from other conifers.

  • Piles will be made in open areas for future burning.

  • See attached map for a detailed location of the area slated for work.

  • Signs have been posted at trailhead and access points.

See Attachments: 2018MitigationNotice2018FireMitigation

As always, please let me know if you have any questions

Jessica Kirby, GISP

Open Space Management Supervisor

Snyderville Basin Special Recreation District

5715 Trailside Drive

Park City, Utah 84098

office: 435-649-1564 Ext. 26