During District Hazard tree evaluation at the campground, numerous Grand Fir trees were identified to be afflicted with Indian Pain Fungus, causing heartrot decay and weakening of the tree. Disease agents were also present in Douglas Fir and Lodgepole Pine, but in much smaller numbers. These trees were cut by District personnel, but remain on-site in the campground. Little Boulder Campground is located off State Highway 8, three miles east of Deary, ID. At the town of Helmer, ID, head south on National Forest System Road 1963 (or the ‘Park Rd.’) and in 3 miles the campground will be on your right.
For those engaging in this wood cutting opportunity, the following parameters will apply:
Ø Campground gate will open at 8:00am and close at 3:00pm. No access to the campground will be provided either before or after this time.
Ø Wood cutters must be in possession of a valid wood cutting permit. No wood permits are able to be sold at the campground. All stipulations identified on the wood permit apply to this opportunity.
Ø Available supply will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Majority of the wood available will need to be bucked and limbed by the individual.
Ø Users are restricted to existing paved portions of the campground only, no exceptions.
Ø Removal will be limited to downed wood only; no tree felling will be allowed.
The vast majority of the wood is green Grand Fir (90%+); the remaining wood is green Douglas Fir and Lodgepole Pine. It is estimated that there are over 10 cords of wood that will be available for removal.
For more information, please contact the Palouse Ranger District (208) 875-1131.