Thursday, March 31, 2011

USFS logging update for Dinkey cabins:

From: Keith Ballard, the USFS District Timber Mgmt officer

The contract was awarded earlier this month (March) to Sierra Forest Products (sawmill in Terra Bella, CA). Their contract does not allow for work to be performed between Memorial Day and Labor Day in the recreational portions of the project (cabins and campgrounds), so these late snows will likely push the start date to after Labor Day for those areas. The first phase includes road improvements, followed by tree harvesting. Even tho work probably won't commence around the cabins/campgrounds, I expect some impacts from the work being done in the South and Western portions of the project.. perhaps only a little more dust.