Forest Service awards contracts for Eagle County tree-cutting |

Forest Service awards contracts for Eagle County tree-cutting

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Forest Service awarded five contracts for forest stewardship and hazard tree removal in Summit and Eagle counties. Totaling just over $2.3 million dollars, the five contracts have all been awarded to Colorado companies and work could start as early as October.

Hazard trees, those trees that have a high potential to fall without warning, along forest roads and trails are a threat to the safety of people. The Forest Service has awarded three contracts to remove hazard trees along 31 miles of forest system roads in Eagle and Summit counties. Roads in Eagle County include Red Sandstone, Tigiwon and Hardscrabble.

People should expect delays and, potentially, short-term road closures this fall and throughout next summer. Project activity and road closure information will be posted on the White River National Forest web site,, as needed. The hazard tree removal contracts were awarded to Colorado-based companies located in Crawford, Whitewater and Granby.

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