A logging project in the Bitterroot, MT, will provide nearly six million board feet of timber for state mills, the US Forest Service said Thursday.
A logging project in the Bitterroot will provide nearly 6 million board feet of timber for state mills.
The Stevensville Ranger District is closing Forest Road #428 to provide for public safety during logging operations on the Three Saddle Stewardship Project, according to KPAX Thursday.
Bitterroot National Forest officials say that crews are harvesting trees in the upper reaches of Three Mile and Ambrose Creek drainages in the Sapphire Mountains east of Stevensville, MT.
The closure is expected to last until April 30. Some 1,200 truck loads of timber are expected to be removed from the area.
Forest spokesperson Tod McKay says the project is aimed at reducing hazardous fuels and fire hazards created by the dead, dying and diseased trees.