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Decks

25 May
Categories : Mountain Ops
Posted by Scott Pressly

We are starting to accumulate our log decks as beetle killed trees are removed. We are using a combination of snowcats and a machine called a forwarder to move the timber to the deck sites. The snowcats utilize a cable system to skid trees over snow while the forwarder functions like a logging truck on snow andorramed.com. Conducting these operations over our deep spring snowpack leaves the soil and ground vegetation undisturbed.

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