Thanks to Forest Service


Published Dec 16, 2012 at 04:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

It is cold outside, and my wife and I are enjoying the warmth of our fireplace insert.

Thank you to the U.S. Forest Service for opening the new woodcutting area beyond Skyliners Road. In the past, we’ve often been unable to find enough wood to last more than a month or two. This year, we have plenty.

There were countless cords of dead and downed fuel removed from that area in a very short period of time. This greatly reduced the fire danger for years to come, and also provided woodcutting opportunities for numerous Central Oregonians. Although it is costly and time- consuming to open new areas, there are many benefits in doing so. I hope you continue to make woodcutting a high priority in the future.

Neal Dunbar

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