Leadville News – August 27
Logging Efforts at Turquoise Lake Begin Mid-Sept.
According to a press release distributed by the US Forest Service last week, vegetation management treatments associated with the Tennessee Creek Project are scheduled to begin mid-September in Lake County on the San Isabel National Forest, Leadville Ranger District. The project is adjacent to Turquoise Lake near Sugar Loaf Dam, Maid of Erin Day Use Site and Matchless Campground.Work will occur on both sides of County Roads 4 and 9C. The treatments include thinning and creating openings within the lodgepole pine. Logging equipment will be active in the area. The public is asked to use caution when recreating in the area and stay out of areas where logging equipment is working.
A portion of the logs that are harvested from the area will be sent to mills in Colorado. The other portion of the logs will be stacked on site and will be available for public firewood collection in the summer of 2019. Firewood permits will be required.
For more information, please contact Lisa Corbin, Timber Program Lead at (719) 539-3591.