City plans to harvest timber in watershed

KATHERINE LACAZE PHOTO The city of Seaside plans to harvest timber from about 50 to 60 acres of timber from its property in the watershed for the Necanicum River's south fork. The city is contracting with consulting forester Mark Dreyer who will contract with a logging company to clear cut nearly 50 acres in one area, the edge of which is pictured below, and about 10 acres another area. The city selected the two areas because they're removed from the main body of the Necanicum River and the project should clean up a large boundary edge while requiring virtually no major road building.

The city of Seaside plans to harvest 50 to 60 acres of timber from its property in the watershed of the Necanicum River’s south fork in order to buy more watershed property.

“We have been looking around at opportunities to increase our ownership of the watershed,” said Seaside Public Works Director Neal Wallace. “To be quite frank, there is only one way to raise additional funds to purchase land, and that is through the (city’s Watershed Enhancement Fund). ... We feel this is a good place to start.”


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