Illinois Valley residents and the neighbors of the Page Creek area in Takilma worked with the Forest Service to design a logging plan and timber sale of small diameter logs and poles from the 4 acre woodlot designated by the Page Creek Community Forestry Management Plan. The objectives were to improve the health of this even-aged plantation stand and also to reduce fuel loading and fire danger.
On April 11 we held a Page Creek Community Forestry Expo Day with a pole peeling demonstration, a Clean Carbon Conservation biochar burn (CCC Burn) demonstration and other demonstrations of small logging equipment. We also sold a lot of poles and loaded them up for purchasers.
We hope to use the CCC Burn method to treat the piles of waste logging slash that were left in the forest - next fall or winter.
Here's an album of pictures:
And here is one picture of the burn pile we did. This is called a Clean Carbon Conservation Burn - CCC Burn. It is a way to stack your trash wood and burn it so it makes almost no smoke.