Trains are transporting timber from California wildfire logs to Black Hills Sawmill, which needs extra work, as part of a Timber Transit pilot program that would expand nationwide.
The Timber Transit pilot program
The timber transport pilot program was created under the 20-year national master stewardship agreement between the USDA Forest Service and the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Under this pilot program, there is a requirement for harvested trees to undergo inspection before being transported to another place.
Under the Timber Transit pilot program, trains are starting to transport California wildfire logs Black Hills Sawmill.
The pilot program will produce lumbers that help assist local sawmills and communities
Under the new pilot program, the trees harvested in Klamath National Forest of northern California are dragged to Gilchrist Forest Products. of Oregon. This will play a significant role in maintaining the health of the forest through the debarking process.
The debarking process is removing the bark from cut timber and invasive species and pathogens that can damage the forest ecosystems.
Under the new pilot program, the debarked logs will be transported to a railyard in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Then, in Oregon, another inspection will be conducted before being loaded onto railcars for transportation to Wyoming.