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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 06/05/12
Contacts: David Boyd, Public Affairs Specialist, 970-876-9008    

Logging projects on BLM land underway in Grand County (06-05-12)



KREMMLING, Colo. – Two logging projects to remove beetle-killed lodgepole pine trees are underway on Bureau of Land Management lands in Grand County.

The 58-acre Grouse Mountain project is about 10 miles northeast of Kremmling along County Road 21 and BLM Road 2758. The 60-acre Hogback Too project is about five miles northwest of Granby off State Highway 125 along BLM Road 2760.

Visitors to these areas are urged to use caution because of the increased heavy truck traffic and logging equipment. Both timber salvage projects are expected to continue through late fall or winter.

Logging operations are taking place with standard, ground-based logging equipment. The projects are clearing beetle-killed trees, which will increase public safety, help the forest regenerate, reduce the risk of wildfire, and improve wildlife habitat.
 
For more information, contact the BLM Kremmling Field Office, (970) 724-3000.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 06-05-2012