Monday, April 15, 2013

Paul State Forest Closed for 6 Weeks

The 173-acre Paul State Forest, located in Rockingham County, is closed for at least the next six weeks as work is done to salvage trees downed by three major storms. The Paul State Forest is a favorite of day hikers and bird enthusiasts.

“While we don’t like to close a state forest, we must protect the public from the tree salvage work that is needed in the Paul State Forest,” said VDOF Area Forester Bruce Harmon. “More than half of this forest had significant damage from three large storms, including last year’s derecho. With all the harvesting equipment in place, it’s simply not safe for people to be in the forest at this time.”

VDOF has posted signs at the entrance and has informed the adjacent landowners of the closure.

For more information, please contact Bruce Harmon at 540.459.7834.