Park Newsletter for June 1, 2007

An environmental assessment released earlier this week analyzes the effects of replacing this temporary one-lane bridge with a permanent two-lane crossing at West Twin Creek.

Public Invited to Review Environmental Assessment for Hoh Road Bridge Proposal

The Environmental Assessment (EA) for the West Twin Creek Bridge on the Upper Hoh Road was released today for public review and comment. This EA analyzes one action alternative for constructing a two-lane bridge, along with a no action alternative.

A severe storm in November 2006 destroyed a 75 foot long section of road at West Twin Creek. A temporary one-lane bridge now provides passage.

The proposed project would re-establish two-lane access to the Hoh Rain Forest visitor area and would also restore natural stream flow and fish passage in West Twin Creek.

Read the news release.

Review the EA online.

man with yellow hardhat using orange chainsaw to cut log
Proper safety gear includes a hard hat, gloves, boots, chaps and hearing protection as seen here.

Park Volunteers and Staff Learn Chain Saw Safety

With forests of huge trees, 168 miles of road and over 600 miles of trail, Olympic's employees depend on chainsaws to keep roads, trails and campgrounds clear and accessible.

Two chainsaw safety classes -- required for all employees and volunteers using chainsaws --were held this spring to insure that all sawyers are up to speed on safe techniques and the proper protective equipment.

Last autumn's storms brought hundreds of trees down across roads and trails, making this spring even busier than normal for Olympic's rangers and maintenance crews.

Current trail condition reports.

Last updated: June 21, 2017

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