Six Rivers National Forest Sells ‘Little Jones Creek Timber Sale’ to Trinity River Lumber Company
This is a press release from the Six Rivers National Forest:
EUREKA, Calif. – Michael A. Green, acting forest supervisor for the Six Rivers National Forest, has announced that the Little Jones Creek Timber Sale on the Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area was sold to Trinity River Lumber Company of Weaverville, California. The sale volume is about 3 million board feet with an estimated weight of 17,600 tons.
The material will be processed at the North Fork Lumber sawmill in Korbel, California. “The size of the timber is perfectly suited for the Korbel operation,” said sawmill manager Russ Dorvall.
The timber sale is just one component of the 840-acre Little Jones Creek Pilot Project, which was initiated in partnership with the Smith River Collaborative. This integrated vegetation and fuels management project will restore habitats by promoting stand development in plantations (previously harvested stands); reduce hazardous fuel buildup along roads to create strategic fuelbreaks, which will assist firefighters during wildfires; and reduce the potential for extreme wildfire conditions in the area, all while providing employment opportunities, commercial timber products, and firewood.
The Smith River Collaborative is a joint venture between local tribes (Elk Valley Rancheria and the Tolowa Dee-ni′ Nation), Del Norte County elected officials, local and regional environmental groups (Friends of Del Norte, Klamath Forest Alliance, EPIC, KS Wild, and Smith River Alliance), the Del Norte Fire Safe Council, and the American Forest Resource Council, working in partnership with Six Rivers National Forest leadership. The collaborative was dedicated to developing a project focused on thinning plantations to promote habitat restoration, as well as treating hazardous fuels to help protect private property and federal land in the event of a wildfire.
For more detailed project information, visit www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=51545.