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Hazardous trees to be cut in forest in Eagle County

Daily staff report

VAIL — Cutting of hazardous trees along the Hat Creek Road (Forest Service Road 416.1) and Beecher Road (Forest Service Road 441.1) near Yeoman campground will began Monday and will continue for several weeks. Additional work this summer will also include the Red and White Road (Forest Service Road 734) near Piney Lake, Lime Creek Road (Forest Service Road 728) off Shrine Pass, West Lake Road (Forest Service Road 423) out of Edwards, Sheep Horn Road (Forest Service Road 401) and the Cottonwood Road (Forest Service Road 402). The work will be carried out by a Forest Service contractor whose crews will be felling and limbing hazard trees within 100 feet of the road.

The public is encouraged to avoid these areas if possible when work is occurring, as delays are likely and should be expected.

“This work is part of an ongoing project on the White River National Forest to reduce the hazard posed by falling trees along forest system roads and to reduce fire hazards posed by large swaths of forest impacted by the mountain pine beetle,” said District Ranger Dave Neely.

For information on where these activities are taking place and possible delay times, call the Eagle/ Holy Cross Ranger Station at 970-827-5715.

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