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Project #63722
Key Info:
School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration
Title of Action:
Timber Sale No. 866 - Baxter Sawmill
Project Start Date:
T11N R4E S36 SL
Location/Supplemental Attachment:

TA866 Baxter Sawmill.jpg
Has local government been contacted?
Date Local Government was Contacted:
Date of Acquisition:
Have the state representative and state senator been contacted?

Project abstract: The Trust Lands Administration proposes a timber harvest located within T11N R4E Section 36 in Cache County. The timber harvest area is surrounded by USFS lands in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. The harvest will significantly reduce the fuel loading caused by pathogens within the stand and allow for the recovery of forest products from dead and dying trees while they still have commercial value. Opening up the Lodgepole Pine stands will make the remaining pine less susceptible to the mountain pine beetle and reduce the encroachment of Sub-alpine Fir reproduction. Approximately 1.5 MMBF of timber will be removed from 244 acres during this project. Approximately 1.6 miles of haul roads will be constructed. Species harvested will include Lodgepole Pine, Engelmann Spruce, and Sub-alpine Fir.
Local government's response? None yet received.
How is the local government(s) likely to be impacted? No significant impact expected.
Possible significant impacts likely to occur: There could be a short term increase in noise, dust, erosion and removal of some vegetative cover during logging operations. Harvest prescription should stimulate natural regeneration. Slash will be piled and burned so wildfire hazard from slash should be reduced to an acceptable level. Haul road and skid trails that need to be constructed will be reclaimed after the sale. There will be several stream crossings. Transport of logs may be done during summer which could create surface disturbance on roads.
Consistency Review No Consistency Review Document
Record of Decision No Record of Decision Document
State Comments No State Comments

For further information please contact project sponsor.