The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest has released a draft Environmental Assessment for an aspen logging project.
The proposed project targets mature aspen stands in five areas, located east and northeast of Dolores in the vicinity of Hillside Drive, Orphan Butte, Lone Cone, Cottonwood Creek and Beef Pasture.
The overall objective of the Dolores Aspen Project is to improve and maintain the resistance and resiliency of aspen forest ecosystems over the long term, and increase the diversity of aspen forest ecosystem. The proposal identifies a roughly 8,000-acre analysis area and proposes selective logging within . . .