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Ranger’s picture of proposed salvage area. Finley Burn salvage sale. Same area after mid-August (weeds indicate orientation). August 21 storm damage. Details of the salvage sale area. Above image shows pre-fire thinning unit boundary. Waypoint 119 looking south. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Finley Burn salvage saleRangers picture of proposed salvage areaSame area after mid-August (weeds indicate orientation)August 21 storm damage

  • Details of the salvage sale areaAbove image shows pre-fire thinning unit boundary

  • Finley Salvage flood hazardsWaypoint 119 looking south

  • Finley Salvage flood hazardsWaypoint 120

  • Finley Salvage flood hazardsWaypoint 122

  • Finley Salvage flood hazardsWaypoint 123 looking north

  • Finley Salvage flood hazardsWaypoint 125

  • Finley Salvage flood hazardsWaypoint 125

  • There are many problems with the Finley Burn Salvage SaleArea has unstable soils that will be impacted by loggingRoad closures were not effective and added to damagePlant association has significant aspen regeneration and riparian vegetationProject is taking time away from remaining South Summit treatments

  • There are many problems with the Finley Burn Salvage Sale5. The income may not justify the costs.

    *The picture on the top left is a salvage sale area photographed by Ranger Mike Liu in a thinned unit in Finley Canyon. But salvage would remove the big trees that protect soils from flooding. Failure to consider the risks of flooding is demonstrated in this presentation, photographed after mid-August storms (bottom left), and storms on August 21 (bottom right).*The location of the Finley treated areas marked for salvage is shown on the maps above.*Debris flows from the canyon walls liquefied and spread out across the valley floor.

    *Retention of even small trees would help absorb flood energy.*Trees help dissipate the energy of debris flows. Removing trees allows the debris flow to continue unimpeded.*Retained trees helped moderate the movement of large logs.*Clearly, had these been salvage-logged as planned, the debris flow would have been worse.*These trees are marked for salvage logging on the questionable grounds that it will provide income and jobs and reduce the use of future fires.**