Demand for firewood is high and existing, designated firewood areas have been heavily used. Bear Wallow area has experienced extensive lodgepole pine mortality associated with mountain pine beetle. Many of these areas are adjacent to open system roads resulting in increasing numbers of hazard trees that may fall into or across roads limiting access and potentially putting people and property at risk.
This project proposes to allow the felling, cutting and removal of dead/down lodgepole adjacent to and within 150 feet of open system roads within the Bear Wallow area for use as personal use firewood. Persons will need a valid personal use firewood permit. Standing dead lodgepole pine would be permitted to be felled and removed if the stump diameter, measured 12 inches above the ground on the upslope side (or high side on flat terrain), was 24 inches or less.
8 miles west of Bend and north of Tumalo Creek and Skyliner area.