Medicine Bow Forest Proposes Timber Sale

Laramie, WY – Medicine Bow National Forest officials are proposing a 473 acre timber sale in the Snowy Range west of Centennial. Forest officials say the logging would decrease the spread of dwarf mistletoe and insect infestations in lodgepole pine stands. Several types of logging are proposed, including clearcutting 197 acres and three types of selective cutting on the remaining acreage. Two miles of temporary roads would be built and seven-tenths of a mile of road would be rebuilt to allow the logging. Many of the proposed logging areas are adjacent to roadless areas on the east slope of the Snowy Range. But no cutting or road construction is proposed inside the roadless areas. The forest service says some sensitive species such as the rare boreal toad could be affected because they live in glacial ponds in logging areas.