An important heads-up from @sloparksandrec. Read below for information on upcoming Bishop Peak trail closures.
🚷Trail Closures on Bishop Peak due to Wooly Distaff Thistle Treatment🚷
Trails on Bishop Peak Mountain will be closed during treatment, from Monday 5/15 to Thursday 5/18, and potentially for several days after treatment, as late as Sunday 5/21.
Work is centered around the pond near the highland trailhead. The patricia trailhead and Felsman loop may remain open, but could be closed. The highland trailhead and summit trail will definitely be closed. 🚷
Rangers will be present to enforce trail closures. $561⚠️ The Land Conservancy will be treating wooly distaff thistle. This aggressively spiny thistle grows in dense patches, crowding out native plant species. 🌾Controlling it here is part of a state wide effort.
The Land Conservancy will be using herbicide to kill the thistle. This herbicide is not deadly to humans or pets, but is a known toxin.
The City has contracted the Land Conservancy because they have extensive experience using herbicide to control non-native species without disturbing native species. We expect them to do an excellent job controlling wooly distaff on Bishop Peak. #sloparksandrec #bishoppeak #sanluisobispo #slo