Lake Branch Timber Sale

This is a picture of a small woody debris jam on a small creek within the Lake Branch Timber Sale. There are strong shadows casted on the old logs lying across the creek.

The Lake Branch thin proposes to log approximately 2,200 acres of forest. The proposal includes logging in Riparian Reserve. 22 miles of roads would be decommissioned after the timber sale is complete. This kind of logging tries to balance a ‘forest products’ priority with a restoration priority. Bark continues to question this management direction, especially since most of the restoration money spent is to mitigate the very damage of the logging itself. A zero sum game at best. And as part of this questioning Bark was able to challenge the Forest Service through a lawsuit to put in place adequate buffers for endangered fish.”