Voice your forest concerns

Trail users: Troubled by massive clear-cuts you may see happening while hiking, biking and dog walking Tenmile Range trails this summer? So are many others.

You can express your views on Thursday at noon during the Forest Health Task Force meeting in the Silverthorne Library Community Room. The group’s leader, Howard Hallman, has set aside a third of the meeting’s agenda time to hear from forest users like you.

Our forest provides a big boost to our tourism economy by providing visitors an opportunity to discover an alpine retreat rich in nature’s splendor. Locals find their own getaways in a Summit County backyard ready to test their physical resources and refresh their spirits.

The expected massive beetle kill just didn’t happen in the Tenmile Range where clear-cutting near the Peaks Trail is right now devastating healthy trees.

Please consider attending both the Thursday meeting and a similar follow-up session planned for Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 in the County Commons.

Mary Ellen Gilliland

Author, The Summit Hiker


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The Summit Daily Updated Apr 15, 2014 09:02AM Published Apr 15, 2014 04:31PM Copyright 2014 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.