Namakagon Project Leader John Leighton recently submitted this report.
The logging operation east of FR203 is complete and we have started work on the trail to N17. From what we have seen so far the loggers were very careful with the flag line, placing their own flags to make it more obvious. They also removed slash from the vicinity of the flag line.
The Forest Service called me yesterday to confirm that going forward there will be a no-cut buffer zone maintained for our trails of 50 feet either side of the trail, and an additional 150 feet tapering from there. This is great news especially for the area of mature hardwoods that are so incredibly beautiful.