2016 Hulls Gulch Thinning

The City of Boise manages approximately 289 acres within the Hulls Gulch Reserve. The prevalent vegetation of Boise’s high desert sage steppe ecosystem dominates the reserve. However, riparian areas growing along Hulls Gulch are densely vegetated with trees, willows and other woody vegetation. The Hulls Gulch Thinning project involved limbing up, thinning and removing woody material from the Hulls Gulch riparian corridor north of the 9th Street parking lot. The thinned area is now more open, reducing ladder fuels that could carry wildfire from the ground into tree canopies, reducing the fire hazard of the area.

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Branches that formerly blocked views of Hulls Gulch channel were limbed up, reducing ladder fuels into the canopy