Starting February 24, Road #10001 on the Sula Ranger District will close until April.

Tod McKay of the Bitterroot National Forest, in a news release, noted that the road accesses the Nee-Me-Poo Trailhead. Logging operations on about eleven acres are causing the closure for public safety.

McKay said that the thinning project is within a seed production area and will help the trees produce more cones for seeds used in the reforestation of Ponderosa Pine trees. The loggers will also take about 12 truckloads out of the forest (almost 55,000 board feet).

Weather permitting, the project should be completed and the road reopened by the end of March.