Clarke: Miners Creek clear-cutting needs more discussion
January 25, 2014
Regarding the Jan. 16 Summit Daily News article about proposed logging in the Miners Creek drainage.
There is widespread concern about this type of clear-cutting. It has destroyed outdoor experience in several areas already (Frisco Peninsula, Gold Hill). Since Summit County's economy is all about aesthetics and tourism, shouldn't this be thought out a bit? The areas designated have lots of live timber in them that provide wildlife habitat. Must they all be clear-cut? In many parts, the wildfire mitigation is questionable, as there are no residences nearby or clear-cutting has already been done. At the very least, couldn't a hiking, biking, skiing corridor be left along the Peaks Trail? Could we please have a work session on this?
Recommended Stories For You
Trending In: Letters to the Editor
- Girvin: Breckenridge’s endangered Reiling Dredge should die a dignified death
- Summit Daily letters: A case against Summit County shut-downs
- Summit Daily letters: A low blow from Vail Resorts
- Dispelling myths about sexual assault in Summit County (letter)
- Gribbin: Vote for JoAnne Nadalin in Silverthorne town council race (letter)
- Summit County police blotter: Trouble with “Mexican Mafia” prompts jewelry theft
- Sticker shock: Breckenridge dam repairs expected to cost at least $16 million
- Colorado’s multiplying moose moving eastward, running into people
- Breckenridge ranked second-best small town to visit by U.S. News and World Report
- Summit County board approves West Hills workforce-housing project in Keystone