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Loggers needed to clear VASA trails, says DNR

Aaron Selbig

Cleaning up tree debris along the VASA pathway has proven too much for local forestry officials. The state Department of Natural Resources plans to hire a timber company to harvest trees from the hard-hit Acme Creek valley.

Unit Manager Dave Lemmien says his crew has been clearing debris along the VASA trails for weeks but there is one segment of the pathway that received a lot of damage.

"It’s more than (what) just us with chainsaws can handle," says Lemmien. "So we need to have a logger come into the area to clear the path.”

Lemmien says the hope is to clear the area and repair the VASA trails before the beginning of ski season.

Volunteers with TART Trails have already put in 250 hours of work clearing the trails.