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Sadly, the Batwings Timber Sale was logged. This sale was auctioned to Swanson lumber on 1/17/2003. Batwings clear-cut 109 acres of ancient forest in the already hammered Oak Grove Watershed, and just 15 minutes from the Solo Timber Sale.
Batwings (109 Acres, 2 MMBF, 4025 CCF)
Sold on Jan-17-2003 to Swanson
Take 224 east past Estacada. Follow this road until you get to the Ripplebrook Ranger Station. There is a washout on Rd. 57, so you have to follow a detour to Timothy Lake via Rd 4630 to the left (there will be signs). Stay on 4630 until you reach Rd 57 past the washout, near Harriet Lake. Make a right on 57 and go to Rd 5730 and make a left. Take a right at the junction of 5731 and 5730. Batwings is directly to the SW of that junction.
A temporary road would be constructed along the top of the ridge above the cable logging area and three landings would be needed. This road could also be utilized for tractor logging the remainder of that area. Access to much of the rest of the unit would be provided by existing roads including a system of ripped skid roads in adjacent plantations some of which could be utilized as temporary raods. About one mile of new temporary roads would be constructed within the harvest unit. ' (EA 8) '
Reconstruction Miles: 4.3