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Why Log the Park’s Shoreline Forests?

The Shoreline of Lake Pend Oreille is amazing. It is home to thousands of 100 plus year old Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine trees. Unfortunately, the Farragut Natural Resource Plan (FNRP) for this area calls for a Ponderosa Pine forest along the shoreline. It is estimated that 150 truck loads of logs will be removed over current recreation trails.

This area of the park is owned by the Fish and Game Dept.. They have already begun the process by improving the view at scenic Jokulhlaup Viewpoint with the addition of a clearcut. Funny how these old growth Douglas Fir trees didn’t block the view for the last 150 years.

Starting in 2014, this is what they have in store for Farragut Park’s Shoreline.

This is Heyburn State Park on the South end of Lake Coeur d’ Alene. Is logging and burning the forest the right way to manage scenic recreation land? 

Lake Pend Oreille

Sixty five miles long and over 1000 feet deep, Lake Pend Oreille is a sparkling jewel.

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Click Here: To see where the Park has already been logged.Farragut_State_Park_Logging_Map.html
Click Here: The Solution: Follow Official Idaho State Park RulesFarragut_State_Park_Solution.html
FARRAGUT PARK LOGGING FACT SHEETFarragut_State_Park_Fact_Sheet.html