Six Rivers sells D70 timber sale

EUREKA, Calif. – Ted McArthur, forest supervisor for the Six Rivers National Forest, announced today that the D70 Timber sale, part of the D70 Shaded Fuelbreak Maintenance and Expansion Project (D70 Project) on the Mad River Ranger District, has been sold to Trinity River Lumber Company of Weaverville, California, for $316,422. The sale volume is about 1,143 thousand board feet with an estimated weight of 6,202 tons. The timber on the project is primarily Douglas-fir.

“We are really happy for the opportunity to bid on and operate this project,” said Russ Dorvall of North Fork Lumber. “Some of the material will be processed at Trinity River Lumber in Weaverville; some will be processed on the coast, either at Schmidbauer or North Fork Lumber.”

While there is the timber sale component to the D70 Project, the project focused on enhancing the Mad Ridge Fuelbreak by reducing surface and ladder fuels. Originally established in 2004, this fuelbreak was strategically placed to protect the area’s rural communities from wildfires and provide safe access for wildfire suppression crews. The work will take place on 70 acres along Mad River Rock Road (01N03).

For more detailed project information, visit or contact Dan Dill, Mad River District Ranger, at