Expect travel delays from various work on Palouse Ranger District

KAMIAH, Idaho (June 12, 2020) – Visitors to the Palouse Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests should be prepared for ongoing and upcoming timber hauling, roadwork, and closure on various roads and trails this summer.

   Timber harvest and log hauling from the Greenhorn Stewardship Timber Sale will begin on Monday, June 15 and is expected to continue through August.  To provide for public safety, there will be a full closure of the following roads and trail; the entire length of NFSR 4774, 4774-B, and 4774-C; Trail #319 (Strychnine Ridge Trail) from Mile Post 0 (Junction Road 1427) to Mile Post 4.2 (Junction  Road 1423).

   U.S. Forest Service officials recommend filling up your vehicle’s gas tank before traveling to an area with known delays, and to consider packing extra food and water for your trip.

   The timber harvest associated with Greenhorn Stew was designed to create a trend to restore white pine and other seral tree species to improve species diversity and balance vegetative successional stages and enhance the resiliency of the stands.

   For current information about conditions on the Palouse Ranger District, call the district office in Potlatch at (208) 875-1131.