Logging Leftovers Causing Concern

Aug 5, 2013 6:44 PM

Logging leftovers are causing a concern for one North State town.

A few months ago, the Bureau of Land Management logged over 131 acres in Magalia. Now residents there are voicing their concerns with the remaining biomass and how it will be dealt with.

The BLM claims they logged the area to help increase forest health and decrease long-term fire danger. But a group of local homeowners disagree---saying fire danger has actually increased because of the six massive slash piles that were left after the logging.

“I’m concerned because I have animals and I have chickens and birds,” said longtime Magalia resident Steve Jones. “If a fire comes in my direction, I can’t haul them out because I have no escape route.”

The BLM will burn the piles during winter.


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