Know Before You Go: Projects on the Sulphur Ranger District

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Pass Creek Deck Sales: Operations are now concentrated on Bronco Creek rd. behind a locked gate.  Log trucks cannot haul on the Weekends or Holidays, but they can still work on the decks if they choose (they can operate, they just can’t haul.).  During the week they will be hauling out of Kaufman creek rd. (NFSR 121.1) to Stillwater Pass rd. (NFSR 123) and then onto HWY 125. See a map

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 in 2015 will focus on Cabin Creek Road (FSR 112)Water Board Road (FSR 128) and Moffat Road (FSR 139) are also on the list to complete.

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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 will cause temporary closures on small segments of Tunnel Hill road in 2014. Request email updates.

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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. Trails reconstruction and realignment projects are planned in the area after work is complete. This project is likely to start in 2015. See a map.

Seven Sisters Timber Sale: Work on this timber sale is expected to start in 2014. It will help to reduce hazardous fuels in an area heavily impacted by the mountain pine beetle epidemic. Cutting and hauling will be active throughout the summer. See a map.

Big Blue Salvage: 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. The public should be aware of heavy equipment and log trucks on Big Meadows Road (NFSR 253) and County Road 55. 

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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 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. The public should be aware of heavy equipment and log trucks on Big Meadows Road (NFSR 253) and County Road 55