Know Before You Go: Projects on the Sulphur Ranger District

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Roadside Hazard Tree Reduction Projects: The Sulphur Ranger District is in the process of removing hazardous trees along more than 170 miles of national forest system roads. Work is completed for the year and may resume this summer.

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Vasquez Pipe Replacement Project: Denver Water is in the process of updating its aging system of siphons and pipes. Replacement of 1,500 feet of the Vasquez pipe caused temporary closures on small segments of Tunnel Hill road in 2014. This work will resume in 2016. See a map.

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Leland Creek Fuels Treatment Project: Roughly 130 acres of hazardous fuels will be cut in this forested area that borders the Town of Winter Park. More than 70 percent of the wood is merchantable and will be removed for use by the wood products industry. This project is likely to start in 2016.

Seven Sisters Timber Sale: Work on this timber sale has started.The sale is located about 11 miles northwest of Granby in the Cabin Creek Area. The work will consist of cutting and removing dead lodgepole pine trees on about 260 acres which will improve the health of the forest as well as reduce hazardous fuels in an area heavily impacted by the mountain pine beetle epidemic. The trees will go to a local mill for use as saw timber. Work is temporarily shut down due to muddy conditions. Work will resume this summer.

Big Blue Salvage Sale: Logging operations have begun on the Big Blue Timber Sale. The sale area is located about four miles southeast of the town of Hot Sulphur Springs. This sale is part of the U.S. Forest Service's on-going effort to respond to the mountain pine beetle infestation on the Sulphur Ranger District. The work will consist of cutting and removing dead lodgepole pine trees on about 600 acres which will improve the health of the forest as well as reduce hazardous fuels accumulation. The trees will go to a local mill for use as saw timber. Work is temporarily shut down due to muddy conditions. Work will resume this summer.

Elk Corral Salvage Sale: Work on this timber sale is expected to start this summer. The sale is located about 11 miles northwest of Granby in the Cabin Creek Area.  The work will consist of cutting and removing dead lodgepole pine trees on about 660 acres which will improve the health of the forest as well as reduce hazardous fuels in an area heavily impacted by the mountain pine beetle epidemic.  The trees will go to a local mill for use as saw timber.