Roadside hazard tree work is in full swing around the Sulphur Ranger District. A total of 156 miles of road is under contract and work has been completed on a little more than half of those miles to date. This project is reducing the risks associated with trees falling into the roads in a mountain pine beetle impacted environment. The goal is to keep roads open and available to the public in the long term. If interested in a map, contact the U.S. Forest Service office in Granby at 970-887-4100. The following is an update of U.S. Forest Service road conditions in the area:
• Meadow Creek Road (FSR 129) Reopened as of Aug. 8. The project is not complete, however. Log truck hauling is completed. Clean-up work of the remaining slash (lopping and scattering) is complete. Road and ditch work will be scheduled soon.
• Kinney Creek Road (FSR 141) Reopened as of Aug. 20, 2013. The cutting, processing and log truck hauling work is complete. The clean-up work (lopping and scattering) is progressing and will be completed soon. Work will be followed by post haul road maintenance which will be scheduled soon.
• Keyser Creek Road (FSR 139) is closed to all use above Horseshoe Campground to the junction of Lake Evelyn Road (FSR 136). Cutting operations are complete. Processing and decking will begin soon. This temporary closure includes a small section of Keyser Ridge Road as well all of Cook Creek Road (FSR 137).
• Lake Evelyn (FSR 136) is closed from the junction of Keyser Creek Road to the Lake Evelyn trailhead and cutting operations are underway.