News.bytes News.bytes Extra, issue 219

BLM advisory members learn about community forest

Members of the BLM's Northwest California Resource Advisory Council heard an update on planning activities for the Weaverville Community Forest, when they toured the toured the 980-acre site as part of a council meeting held Feb. 15 and 16 in Weaverville. The BLM Redding Field Office and the Trinity County Resource Conservation District have entered a partnership for management of the forest on the outskirts of the community. The partnership will provide public access, expansion of a trail system and forest products.

Below, Francis Berg, assistant field manager for the BLM Redding Field Office, discusses details of the partnership.

Later in the day, RAC members toured the Trinity River Lumber Co. sawmill in Weaverville. Below, RAC members Michael Kelley and Charlene Wardlow listen as mill employee Matt Winn explains operations.

For most members of the advisory council, it was a first opportunity to learn about lumber milling processes. On the tour members saw various processes, beginning with handling of logs from massive log decks, to processing into various dimensions of finished lumber.

Below, logs are cut to the proper lengths before entering the mill to be converted into lumber.

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