San Juan National Forest plans tour for Aug. 1

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:55 PM
This 2016 aerial view of The Glade area shows the impacts of a growing beetle kill problem in the San Juan National Forest.

The San Juan National Forest invites the public to learn about the Lone Pine Environmental Analysis project during a tour on Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At 9 a.m., participants may meet at either the Dolores Public Lands Center, 29211 Colorado Highway 184, or at the Dolores Public Service Center, 8477 Road 7.7, in Dove Creek.

The tour includes visiting the analysis area with stops at examples of past forest treatments. Current forest health issues will be addressed.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants should dress for the field and bring their own lunch and water.

Soft drinks will be provided. A high-clearance vehicle is recommended for the tour, and carpooling will be available.

Tour stops include the Ferris Timber Sale at 10 a.m., a Beetle Infestation Overview at 11:30 a.m., a visit to the Wolf Den Plantation at 1 p.m., and the Power Line Corridor at 2 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Dolores Watershed Resilient Forest Collaborative and the San Juan National Forest.

For details, email or contact Rebecca Samulski at 970-739-7899.