Monarch Strips of trees remain

Strips of trees remain after steep slope cutting machinery logged a strand of spruce beetle infested trees on the eastern slopes near Monarch Pass in the San Isabel National Forest. The mitigation project was carried out for about 460 acres of infested trees.

Driving along the stretch over Monarch Pass of U.S. 50, the view includes the results of fire mitigation work of felled spruce beetle-infested trees.

The methods of dealing with the trees and terrain look very different on either side of the Continental Divide and between the San Isabel and Gunnison national forests.

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