As of Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Visitors to the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests should travel with care on Forest Service roads, as log hauling is still taking place on several timber sales across the forest.
Trucks are hauling on Saturdays, as well as weekdays, due to weather conditions and volume of work, which may impact some winter recreationists.
Roads impacted by this timber activity are posted with “Truck Traffic” and “Logging Operations” signs, as well as the CB channel being used. Several additional roads are plowed, but are under seasonal or other necessary closure orders for public health and safety and remain closed to other than official traffic. Visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/nezperceclearwater/alerts-notices for closure orders and updates.
Several groomed snowmobile routes will be partially plowed. This activity has been coordinated with the appropriate grooming board, and alternate parking has been arranged. For information, contact the local Forest Service office or snowmobile club.
PALOUSE RANGER DISTRICT: The Robo Elk Stewardship sale is hauling on Forest Service road (FSR) 4769 (Top of the World) and FSR 1452 (Elk Creek Falls Road) to Highway 8.
NORTH FORK RANGER DISTRICT: The Preacher Dewey Stewardship sale is hauling from FSR 5145 (Dewey Mountain Road) to FSR 542 to FSR 250, then on to Pierce.
LOCHSA/POWELL RANGER DISTRICT: The Snyde Ape Stewardship sale is hauling from FSR 5131 to FSR 100 and then to Kamiah. The Alder Stewardship sale is hauling from FSR 5145 (Dewey Mountain Road) to FSR 542 to FSR 250 and then to Pierce. This sale is also hauling from FSR 541 (Alder Creek Road) to FSR 5173 to FSR 250 and then to Pierce.
MOOSE CREEK RANGER DISTRICT: The Peterson Point Salvage sale is hauling from FSR 1121 to FSR 651 (O’Hara Road) and then to FSR 223 (Selway River Road).
SALMON RIVER RANGER DISTRICT: The Doc Denny Stewardship sale is hauling on FSR 9450 (Tamarack Snag), FSR 9485 (Fix Gap), and FSR 2009 (Grouse Creek Spur), and then to Grangeville on FSR 221 (Grangeville-Salmon Road). In early January, trucks will also be hauling from this sale on FSR 279 (Cove Road) down to FSR 309 (Hungry Ridge) by the bridge to Highway 14. Also in early January, trucks will be hauling on FSR 1106 (Sears Creek) to FSR 284 (Elk City Wagon Road) into Clearwater, then down Sally Ann Creek Road to Highway 13.
For questions: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nezperceclearwater/about-forest/offices or Mark Craig, timber contracting officer, 208-935-4254.