The following is a press release from the Mendocino National Forest:
Forest Service contractors have begun work on the Plasket-Keller August Complex project. Forest officials urge visitors to drive with caution on Forest Hwy 7 since project activity coincides with the popular hunting season.
Contractors have begun cutting and piling dead trees along FH7 just west of the FH7/21N17/22N21 intersection. They will continue to work west along FH7 as weather permits. In the coming weeks, project activity will be ramping up and will include log hauling down FH7 east to the valley. Forest personnel advise visitors to be prepared for traffic delays, to be alert for crews near or on roads and to follow traffic signs along the haul route.
Under the Plaskett-Keller project, the Forest Service is removing hazard trees for public safety in an area of about 1,500 acres along approximately 23 miles of roads and in the Plaskett Meadows Campground.
Contractors are working Monday through Friday during the field season. Information about the project is available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59444.