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Annual report of the Bayfield County Agricultural Agent Washburn, Wisconsin: 1940

County forests,   pp. 2-5 PDF (1.1 MB)

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                         COUNTY FORESTS
The present County Forest acreage by townships is as follows:
     Township      Acreaxe         Township      Acreage
     Barnes        26,881.85       Hughes        15,515.00
     Bayfield      26,072.80       Iron River      5,158.81
     Bayview       10,988.02       Orienta        4,040.00
     Bell          13,872.23       Port Wing      6,557.53
     Cable          5,356.33       Russell         5,914.95
     Clover         3,753.50       Tripp           5,360.00
                 Truck Trails and Cultural Work
     Since the adoption of building truck trails as a W.P.A.
project, a total of 42 miles have been built, which includes clear--
ing, stumping, ditching, grading, and the building of necessary
culverts and bridges. Inasmuch as Unit #2, comprising a total of
50,933.05 acres, was practically inaccessible for fire protection
or forestry purposes, the building of truck trails has been largely
centered in this unit. An additional reason is that most of the
merchantable timber ready for marketing was also located in this
unit. The work of building these truck trails has been carried on
as part of the forestry program for the past few years, and is now
near completion. It is felt that, inasmuch as the other units are
more or less accessible, that in the future a large portion of the
work will be devoted to cultural practices.
     During the past year, a thinning project of 320 acres was set up
to be under-planted with Vihite and Norway Pine. Seventy-five acres
of this was planter last spring as a joint Vi.P.A. project and iabior

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