Nestucca Area Trails Closed During Timber Harvest

Tillamook, Ore. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Tillamook Field Office, will be administering two timber sales in the Upper Nestucca Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Trail System this summer.  This will result in the temporary closure of some OHV trails.

The first sale will begin in April 2014, causing trail closures within T3S., R7W., Sections 34, 35 and 36. The second sale will follow with trail closures within T3S., R7W, Sections 24, 25, 36 and T3S, R6W, Section 30.

The sales are expected to be completed on or before October 2016.  The public is encouraged to watch for increased heavy truck traffic along the Bald Mountain, Bible Creek and the Nestucca Access Roads.  It is anticipated that between four and twelve log loads will be hauled daily from the sales.

Signage will be placed at each end of Bald Mountain Road to inform travelers of additional truck traffic. Affected trails will have caution tape and signage at the trail entrance to inform riders.

Affected Trails

Trails closed for harvest operations only:

  • 47- Woody’s Plunge
  • 89 – Jig Jog
  • 57 – Butch’s Cutoff
  • 58 – North Slope

 

Trails closed for harvest activities and one fire season following harvest:

  • 35- Georges Trail
  • 36- Around the Bog
  • 37- Gary’s
  • 41- Slump

 

Trail closure information will be posted on the following websites:

 

Additional information is available online at:  www.blm.gov/or/districts/salem

 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.