QMS timber project moves to next step


May 25, 2022

The Sweet Home Ranger District announced Monday, May 23, that the final environmental assessment has been completed for the proposed 89,000-acre Quartzville-Middle Santiam Project located in the Willamette National Forest about 20 miles northeast of Sweet Home.

The management project, as proposed, would thin nearly 90,000 acres of overgrown forests, create firebreaks and open spaces, and maintain and reconstruct nearly 300 miles of roads in the Quartzville Creek-Green Peter lake and headwaters and Middle Santiam River watersheds.

It consists of about 75,000 acres of National Forest System...

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