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Bitterroot Forest Adds Bass Creek Logging Information Webpage

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Bass Creek signs. (KLYQ File Photo)

The 1,200 acre Larry-Bass logging and thinning project at Bass Creek will start soon.

The Bitterroot National Forest has added a webpage that will be updated regularly as work continues through the summer in the large area northwest of Stevensville that is very popular for hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers and others.

The page is part of the Bitterroot National Forest website and can be accessed from the site’s homepage on the right side. KLYQ also has included a link at the end of this story.

Pyramid Mountain Lumber of Seeley Lake was awarded the timber stewardship contract which will provide about 4 million board feet of timber to Montana sawmills. The project will add about 4 miles of trails to the Bitterroot’s trail system.

Motorists are advised to use caution on the roads in the area, because over a thousand trips by logging trucks are expected to haul logs out of the forest.

The main reason for the project is the devastation caused by the Mountain Pine Beetle, whose population in the Larry Creek-Bass Creek area has moved from “moderate” to “high hazard,” according to a recent survey.

Tree thinning is expected to start later this spring, depending on weather, according to Tod McKay in a USFS news release. More information is available at the Stevensville Ranger District (406) 777-5461 or at

Larry-Bass Project Information Page

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