Road and trail clearing continues in Dillon Ranger District | SummitDaily.com

Road and trail clearing continues in Dillon Ranger District

SILVERTHORNE – Firefighting crews started work on felling dead or dying beetle-impacted trees in the Dillon Ranger District Monday.

Operations are expected to run on forest roads and trails between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. indefinitely, depending on crew availability. Dillon Ranger District Officials say the project is in accordance with an official environmental asssessment. They ask that forest users avoid the affected areas to ensure felling efficiency and reduced user delays.

Hazard trees are defined as trees located within 110 percent of the height of the tallest tree from the edge of the trail or road. Affected trails include Tenderfoot, Meadow Creek and North Tenmile. Roads that are to be affected include Spruce Creek, Crystal Creek, Frey Gulch, Rock Island, Prospect Hill Road and Brush Creek. Hazard trees along trails that enter the Eagles Next Wilderness will be felled before the wilderness boundary.