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October 19, 2011
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Tigiwon Road reopens for public use

Tigiwon Road (NFSR 707), providing access to the Tigiwon Lodge, Cross Creek trailhead, Half Moon trailhead, and the Holy Cross Wilderness Area on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, has reopened for public use.

The road has been closed much of the summer to facilitate logging operations associated with bark beetle mitigation and hazard tree removal.

According to District Ranger Dave Neely, "The Tigiwon timber sale is an example of our nation's forest at work and our efforts to enhance resiliency in our ecosystems. The project will help kick start the forest regeneration process in the wake of extensive pine beetle infestation while simultaneously supporting the struggling timber industry in western Colorado."

Once open to public use, the Tigiwon Road will remain open until snow closes the road for the winter. Snowmobile use of the road will be allowed under the terms of the Forest's Travel Management Plan.

Questions regarding the condition of the Tigiwon Road should be directed to the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District at 970-827-5751.

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