See the extent of the prescribed forest prescription HERE and HERE (pdf)
I saw a young Douglas Squirrell that was obviously distressed by all the activity nearby, acting very erraticly
Some pictures near the High Knoll, no homes near here at all:
Between High Knoll and Low Knoll
Links to some pictures: Picture near the viewpoint (Low Knoll) more of a fire hazard now than before, when they were standing upright; go figure !
This next area burnt in the 1970's and was aerial planted, and is filled today with young trees mostly under 10 metres tall, and filled with "ladder-fuels",(the branches still remaining on the young trees, which can be a problem when and IF a fire occurs, by allowing the fire to reach the tree tops easily and travel faster.) It was always totally beyond me why the City allowed homes to be built in this area without a decent firebreak between the forest and the homes, ( there is NONE, wooden fences too, courting disaster )
Boundary near creek clearly visible in this Image
Clearing near the power lines . Below the area away from homes they appear to just be cutting the trees and leaving them in place, without chipping them. Nearer to homes they appear to be chipping the trees where access is easy, leaving fairly deep piles of wood chips in a few places, that will take forever to break down.
Further down it appears that Wildlife trees are also being cut down, ouch !