Vasa Headwaters Logging Cleanup
Warm and dry weather conditions this fall helped the DNR and loggers from Dan Bundy Logging Company complete the salvage logging project on the Headwaters 5K section of the Vasa Pathway. The project served to remove downed aspen trees that fell in this summer’s August 2nd wind storm that took out thousands of trees in the region. Loggers also harvested mature aspens that were nearing the end of their life span in order to make room for hardwoods and evergreens to replace them and prevent more significant damage in future storm events. The goal of the project is to create a more sustainable forest populated with longer-lived tree species with the focus on long-term recreation and public enjoyment.

TART Trails commends the DNR, Dan Bundy Logging Company, and partner groups including the Northern Michigan Mountain Biking Association, North American Vasa, and the Cherry Capital Cycling Club for working together on this project to make the most of a bad situation following the aftermath of this year’s storm. The DNR, recognizing the importance of the Vasa Pathway to the community, worked closely with trail users groups from the beginning of the project to ensure trail user needs were being met in the short and long term.
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