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Forest Health: Upcoming Projects & Temporary Closures

 

2012 Hazard Tree Removal Projects:
Providing for visitor safety means park managers must mitigate potential hazards (cut trees down), or close the site. In order to keep as many park facilities open as possible, crews will continue to mitigate hazard trees in high visitor use areas. This is an enormous and costly task, with over 400 locations identified for potential hazard tree mitigation. Each site is assessed annually for potential hazards and prioritized for future mitigation projects.

Several projects are scheduled for 2012 which will involve temporary site closures during hazard tree mitigation operations. Following is a list of planned hazard tree removal projects which may include temporary site closures. Please note that all dates are tentative and this site will be revised if scheduled project dates change.

 

Site Name

Planned Work Timeframe

Potential Impacts to Visitors

Roadways, Pullouts, Picnic Areas and Trailheads ongoing temporary closures and delays
Sprague Lake April-May (Complete) temporary closures and traffic delays
Kaley Cottages June (Complete) temporary closures and traffic delays on Kaley Road

Tuxedo Park

July (Complete)

full closure

Twin Sisters Access Road September

road closed to vehicle traffic, visitors may access by foot

Highway 7, South of Lily Lake October temporary traffic delays
Bear Lake Trail and Trailhead October temporary closures
 
Please note that all dates are tentative and this site may be updated frequently.

Did You Know?

a photo of a butterfly researcher looking through binoculars

The Nerd Herd (aka research volunteers) gave more than 4,500 hours to the park in 2009. These citizen scientists help monitor the health of our resources including bears, elk, plants, hummingbirds, glaciers, and butterflies. More...