Larry Roberts of LTL Forestry purchased the Forest Service’s “Red Dwarf” project last February. The project will reduce fuels and improve ingress and egress along East Red Meadow Drive. The contractor will begin work in July and must complete it by August.
The Red Whale project has been split into several parts. The Forest Service will do some precommercial thinning under contracts and some with its own forces. The commercial portions of the project will be sold through two stewardship contracts. The first contract will be awarded this spring; work will begin in July. The second contract will be awarded the end of June.
Harvesting on the DNRC’s North Fork X 2 timber sale project was completed last winter. Anticipated actions this summer and fall include final blading, reclamation and grass seeding of roads; slashing some of the saplings and logging damage in the harvest units; and piling and burning of slash.
The DNRC is completing its environmental assessment of a project on the Coal Creek State Forest. It’s possible but unlikely that there will be some logging activity this fall. Road reconstruction work on the Coal Creek Road slump is scheduled to take place in early September, 2011.