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Boise National Forest initiates salvage sale on West Mountain, warns of potential delays

An entrance to the Boise National Forest (Courtesy of Federal Highway Administration)
An entrance to the Boise National Forest (Courtesy of Federal Highway Administration)
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The Boise National Forest has awarded a salvage sale on West Mountain, approximately five miles west of Cascade, within the 2022 Four Corners Fire's perimeter. Operations begin with heavy equipment and log trucks frequenting Forest Road 435.

Drivers will experience occasional delays of 15-60 minutes during logging operations, which will take place Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m.-5 p.m. as late as Dec. 15.

Extra precautions should be taken when approaching blind curves by reducing speed and being prepared to pull over to allow loaded log trucks to pass. Loaded log trucks will descend Forest Road 435 and cannot stop as quickly as passenger vehicles or ATVs.

This salvage sale covers approximately 390 acres and is being done through the Good Neighbor Authority, which enables the U.S. Forest Service to partner with the Idaho Department of Lands to expedite forest health projects. This sale will help address dead and dying timber along the roadways and reduce future dead fuels, which can help decrease wildfire risk for the surrounding community.

Operations will also take place on Forest Roads 435A, 435A1 and 435D.

For more information, contact the Cascade Ranger District at 208-382-7400.

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