Posted on September 26, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Major logging operations continue in beetle-kill areas
One of the few lodgepole seedlings to survive the industrial clearcutting on the north shore of the Frisco Peninsula.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Logging crews have worked their way around the Frisco Peninsula to the northeast-facing shore and are cutting down to within a few feet of the trail and the boundary with Denver Water land. The logging is several miles away from the nearest neighborhood. There are no power lines in the area, and no streams, although the clear-cutting could protect Dillon Reservoir from the direct impacts of a fire in that particular area. Here’s a look at how it’s going. Continue reading
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Posted on July 9, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
A GoogleEarth view of the Frisco Peninsula shows the huge expanse of red, dead lodgepole pines.
Crown Point Road to be closed, campgrounds, trails remain open
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Major logging operations are set to begin on the Frisco Peninsula July 11 as the U.S. Forest Service clears out beetle-killed trees.
Campgrounds on the peninsula will stay open, but Crown Point Road (FSR #1008.1) will be closed to vehicle traffic. Hiking and mountain biking trails will not be closed but the public should expect to see heavy machinery felling and skidding trees across some trails.
Visitors to the area are asked to use caution while on the peninsula and to consider an alternative location for hiking or mountain biking. Most of the felling will be on the west side of the Peninsula. Signs will be posted for hikers and bikers to inform people of the tree-felling operations. Continue reading
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