Forest thinning project approved for Quartzville-Middle Santiam
August 10, 2022
The U.S. Forest Service has announced that it will move forward with the proposed 89,000-acre Quartzville-Middle Santiam Project located in the Willamette National Forest about 20 miles northeast of Sweet Home.
The approved project will treat about 7,800 of the 89,000 acres in the Quartzville Creek-Green Peter Lake and Headwaters Middle Santiam River watersheds on the Sweet Home Ranger District.
The project treatments include commercial thinning (5,300 acres), shelterwood with reserves (140 acres), gap creation (170 acres), dominant tree release (620 acres), and skips (1,570 acres).