It’s been nice having a little bit of rain this summer! The 600,000+ seedlings we planted earlier this spring are healthy, and doing well.
The weather helped our logging, hauling, and road building operations. However, the markets have been very poor compared to previous years resulting in some downtime and uncertainty. Hopefully, we’ll see an improvement this fall.
Our summer crew collected about a pound of huckleberries which we shipped to a nursery who extracted enough seed to plant 1,000 huckleberry plants on some of our cut blocks in 2021. This is a program we intend to grow…no pun.. over the next few years.
We continued with our spacing and pruning program, and this year intend to space and prune about 20 hectares. Spacing opens up to allow for easier passage for wildlife, reduces the competition for the remaining trees, and lowers the wildfire hazard.
Wildfire mitigation work continues in Upper Glenrosa, and crews will be working about Spring Lake and Joe Rich FSR later this fall and winter.