Limited Winter Access to Mt Elden
The Mount Elden logging project, as associated to the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project, has been expedited to start on January 6th, 2019. This is anticipated to heavily impact access to Mt. Elden road. Depending on the flight path, etc., traffic on Mt Elden road could be delayed or postponed for large periods of time.
The current proposed schedule is as follows:
Starting January 6th, 2019 - Tree falling with hand held chainsaws.
January 20th, 2019 through March 17th, 2019 - Helicopter tree transport from upper slopes to lower part of Mount Elden Road.
The logging contractor plans to conduct helicopter operations seven days a week during daylight hours. The Mount Elden access road will be closed throughout all helicopter operations. This means that the Mount Elden Users Association will be limited to sundown access only.
It’s my understanding that the Mount Elden Users Association will be provided with a contact to communicate schedule information.
Further information will be sent as available from the US Forest Service.