Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Casey Run Logging

Those of you who drive SR 148 between Armstrongs Mills and Barnesville have probably noticed the recent timber harvest occurring at the mouth of Casey Run in extreme west-central Washington Township.  Officials from Murray Energy have commented the trees are being removed to install a utility right-of-way for the mine.  Though the right-of-way was clear-cut next to the stream, timber harvesting equipment appeared to stay out of the streambed.  A thin strip of riparian cover was also left intact on the west side of the streambank which is important to stream health because it will help regulate water temperatures in warmer months and reduce sedimentation by stabilizing the streambank. 

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