More comment on Lower Blue logging plan | SummitDaily.com

More comment on Lower Blue logging plan

The U.S. Forest Service has extended the comment period for the Lower Blue forest health proposal after inadvertently including outdated scientific reports on the watershed.

The project involves salvage logging on about 4,000 acres to remove beetle-killed lodgepole pines along Highway 9, north of Silverthorne, including areas near Brush Creek, Maryland Creek, Harrigan Creek, Slate Creek and Spring Creek, as well as Pioneer Creek and near Ute Pass road on the east side of Highway 9.

To comment and to learn more about the project, go to the White River National Forest web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/whiteriver/projects/.

– Bob Berwyn