This week, Viewing the Basin’s Cory Edmondson joined about 50 others on a tour of the area scorched by last month’s Barry Point Fire. In his continuing review of the fire’s damage, Cory discusses the future of the forest affected by the fire.
The smoke from the Barry Point fire is thinning out, but some questions are up in the air about what’s in the forest’s future.
In the Barry Point fire, about 30,000 of the 90,000 burned acres were privately-owned. Collins Companies Vice President Paul Harlan says a logging plan is being organized for this winter and fall.
Most of the burned acres are not salvageable. Fremont-Winema Forest Supervisor Fred Way says future generations could see the area back to a fully functioning forest.