Commissioner’s Approve Wolf Creek Park Timber Sale
The Josephine County Commissioners approved the Wolf Creek Park Timber sale on a unanimous vote during the Wednesday Business Session.
Several Wolf Creek residents expressed concern over erosion, landslides and the visual aspect of the proposed logging operation.
County Forester Vic Harris pointed out the slopes of the logging area were within state standards and no slides were anticipated; plus the type of logging, leaving the tops on the trees mitigated the gouges that can be caused by cable operations. After other testimony and the urging of the commissioners, Harris will also utilize techniques used in the Applegate pilot projects to minimize any erosion.
The commissioners pointed out because of the way the county came into possession of the land, any funds derived from timber sales must go back into park infrastructure.
Just before the Business Session was adjourned Commissioner Hare stated the public hearing on the proposed tax district would be on February 7th as previously publicized, but the commissioners would likely be placing a five year levy at $1.48 per thousand to fund the county’s criminal justice system.