VIDEO: Dead and diseased trees have been overtaking Bald Mountain for many years. The National Forest Service, National Forest Foundation, and the Sun Valley Company have been working to help preserve the area by removing them.
“Reduction in fuel and forest health and resilience, and so in the long term, the overall goal is to have a more healthy and resilient forest hopefully through some of these treatments,” said Zach Poff with the Forest Service.
The task is more difficult than it may seem due to the steepness of the mountain.
“It changes due to the soils and type but here we are running about 75% to 80% slope that we can get on,” said Lee Miller with Miller Timber Service.