According to today’s Missoulian newspaper, the logging slated to begin on the Bass Creek project of the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana has been delayed because Pyramid Mountain Lumber Company’s log yard is too full and they have too much inventory.
An unusually dry spring will keep an extremely popular recreation site open to the public a couple of weeks longer than planned this spring.
Pyramid Mountain Lumber Co. has pushed back the start of its logging operation at the Bass Creek Recreation Area to about June 1 because its log yard is fuller than expected this time of year.
“We didn’t anticipate this very dry spring weather,” said Gordy Sanders, Pyramid Lumber’s resource manager. “Our decision to delay the start of the logging operation has to do with the overall management of our log inventory.”
The drier-than-normal spring allowed Pyramid’s loggers and contractors to bring in more timber than their mill could accommodate.
So the mill’s log yard is full.