Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

Decked Logs Will Be Sold Following Assessment


October 5, 2017

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Boomer Alexander with Euchre Mountain Logging of Condon decking the logs with his forwarder. Alexander was assigned to work on the 100-foot shaded fuel break during suppression efforts Sept. 8 on the Cottonwood Lakes Road.

SEELEY LAKE – While the volume of timber harvested during the Rice Ridge Fire suppression efforts is still unknown, the Seeley Lake Ranger District is hoping to have the logs on trucks starting the end of this month. Since there is no National Environmental Policy Act process and no opportunity for litigation because it is still within the agencies' ability to act under an emergency situation, Seeley Lake District Ranger Rachel Feigley does not anticipate anything stopping the sale of the logs.

The log decks are a result of building indirect lines and shade fuel breaks.

"The way those de...

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