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FYI, note from the Forest Service:
Logging operations will begin in the Chicken Creek area near the north end of the Rush Connector as early as Thursday, 7/16. Logging equipment will be using Forest Service Road 385 (Chicken Creek Road) as well as interior routes within the ski area.
During the planning phase of this project, the Chicken Creek Nordic Club coordinated with the District’s timber and recreation programs and requested that shade trees within 60’-100’ feet of the trail remain uncut in order to maintain shade on the groomed ski trail. For the most part, the operations will leave those trees unless individual trees show signs of beetle kill or mistletoe infestation.
There will be no area closures during this project but we are asking any forest visitors to stay clear of the project area. The contractor will post signs at access points and trail intersections notifying visitors of the logging operations.