Logging starts Monday on Frisco Peninsula | SummitDaily.com

Logging starts Monday on Frisco Peninsula

Starting Monday, the U.S. Forest Service will be limiting access to sections of the Frisco Peninsula Area on the Dillon Ranger District to allow a contractor to remove dead trees hit by the mountain pine beetle. The work is expected to continue for the remainder of the summer and into autumn.

The public will still have access to the campgrounds on the peninsula, but the Crown Point Road will be closed to vehicle traffic. Hiking and mountain biking trails will not be closed. Heavy machinery will be felling and skidding trees across some trails, and the public is asked to use caution while on the peninsula and to consider an alternative location for hiking or mountain biking.

“This wildland-urban interface project has been designed to address threats to public safety from falling trees, reduce the threat from fire by reducing accumulated fuels and to improve forest health,” said District Ranger Jan Cutts. “The work is part of a Forest Stewardship contract awarded by the Forest Service. This operation will be focused on removing the dead trees on the peninsula and adjacent to the Crown Point Road.”

The Forest Service plans to have a large portion of the cutting completed by autumn. However, the Forest Service plans to clear another large area of beetle kill on the other side of the Peninsula early next year.

For more information, contact the Dillon Ranger District at (970) 468-5400.

– Daily News staff report

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