Friday, July 24, 2009

Timbering in Coopers Rock State Forest!

The Division of Forestry has announced a public tour to review proposed timbering in Coopers Rock State Forest.

You can have input on this if you attend a public tour on Saturday, July 25th at 10am.

Meet in the Day Use Parking lot of Coopers Rock State Forest. This is the very first parking lot on the right. The tour will involve a one to two mile hike on trails, old roads and on uneven ground in the woods. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. If you have been to Coopers Rock in the past 3 or 4 months you have seen timbering.

This timbering was done for the purpose of clearing an electrical line pathway. There has been significant cutting for this project. Many times the gravel placed on the roads for this project was large and very difficult to travel by foot or bike. Some of the roads built for the purpose of getting to the timber were daylighted eliminating any tree canopy for shade. We don't want this kind of practice to continue in future timbering projects in the forest.

This public walk through is to review a plan for a true timbering project. Please come for a walk in the woods and have your presence felt and your voice heard by the Forest Service.

WHEN: Saturday, July 25th 10am

WHERE: Meet at the Day Use Parking Lot of Coopers Rock State Forest

QUESTIONS: Adventure's Edge 304.296.9007

Please don't miss this opportunity to have an impact on the how the forest will be managed.
See you in the outdoors,
Jan Kiger
Adventure's Edge