It is expected that the 165 acre project to harvest timber and improve wildlife habitat at Pisgah State Park may begin operation at the end of the week of July 9th-13th.    Truck access for the harvest will be up the ATV/snow machine Access Trail.  The logging contractor fixed the first quarter mile of the trail from the Parking lot off NH Rt 119 to the log yard north of the power line last fall using gravel supplied by the Division of Forests & Lands.  

 

Logging operations and trucking will only occur during weekdays, but ATV riders should be aware that log trucks entering and exiting via the ATV/snow machine access trail must be given the right-of-way.

 

Equipment will cross Reservoir Road just south of South Link Trail.  Logs will be brought to the log landing with a “forwarder”. Here too logging equipment will have the right-of –way.  Stop signs will be erected on Reservoir Road and cars, trucks and ATV’s will need to stop and yield to any approaching equipment.  During the course of the harvest equipment will also cross the ATV Access Trail (near the log yard), South Link Trail and the hiking trail which runs north from the ATV Access Trail to Reservoir Road - watch for “Caution Equipment Crossing signs” when the harvest is operational.

 

For more information on this this project and timber harvesting in State Parks and State Forests, contact Project Forester, Inge Seaboyer at 603-464-3453 or Regional Forester, Scott Rolfe at 603-227-8741.

 

Thanks!

 

Inge Seaboyer

Forester III

NH Division of Forests & Lands

Forest Management Bureau

Caroline A. Fox Research & Demonstration Forest

603.464.3453

Ingeborg.seaboyer@dncr.nh.gov

foxforest@dncr.nh.gov