County Forest Logging Project Coming This Summer

Chippewa County Department of Land Conservation and Forest Management has informed us about their logging harvest plan for the next 10 years.  This project will impact one and a half miles of the Harwood Lakes segment east of Deerfly Trail.  They will be logging by sections in 2021, 2024, 2027, and 2030.  This will include the old Heron Rookery and Kim’s Crossing.  The most impactful project will be the 2021 project which is slated to begin in June 2021.  If you haven’t hiked this segment lately, I suggest that you try to get out there this spring before the logging project begins.  It will alter the look of this segment for many years.  (The map above shows the affected trail.  The west end parking is at Deerfly Trail.  The project covers 1.5 miles of trail and ends at the shared trail with horseback riding.)