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Summit County: Summer logging under way

Logging slated in Lake Hill area

Old Dillon Reservoir from atop Lake Hill.

SUMMIT COUNTY — Hikers at the Old Dillon Reservoir Trail will see loggers at work clearing beetle-killed trees from the area. The work is aimed at addressing the effects of the pine beetle epidemic, and the Old Dillon Reservoir Authority is also planning on starting its enlargement project soon.

 

There may be operations every day during the week. The public should not be surprised to see a lot of truck activity and trees coming down. The trails should not be directly impacted, but people on the trails may see operations.

The public is asked to please stay away from operations.  Please contact the Dillon Ranger Station at 970-468-5400 with any questions.

This work is part of ongoing projects on Dillon Ranger District this summer, including the White River Wildland Urban Interface Stewardship Project (about 1300 acres) and the Keystone Stewardship Project (about 1000 acres). Hazard tree removal on roads and trails will also be occurring throughout the summer.

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