Forest Service nets third Chetco Bar roadside salvage sale

The third Chetco Bar roadside salvage sale (Mineral) occurred on August 14, 2018. (Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest image)

GOLD BEACH, Ore.—The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest has announced the third Chetco Bar roadside salvage sale (Mineral), which was sold on August 14, 2018.

The sale, which is meant to remove roadside danger trees, was sold to CLR Timber Holdings (South Coast Lumber) for $103,000 for approximately 4.7 MMBF (million board feet) of timber.

Part of the proceeds of the sale, $101,000, will be utilized for forest restoration work.

“The intent is to make these trees available for timely harvest, lift the area closure and open the closed road systems as danger tree treatments are completed,” said Gold Beach Acting Ranger Kendall Cikanek.

The next roadside danger tree salvage sale (Nook), is anticipated to be advertised later in August.

The Basin Fire Salvage sale, the first sale offered under the Chetco Bar Area Salvage Environmental Assessment (EA) Decision Notice, will be advertised August 16.

“I am extremely pleased with all the hard work that continues to happen, even as our forest navigates extreme fire activity,” said Forest Supervisor Merv George. “We will continue to do our part to keep communities safe with both fire suppression and active management projects.”

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