Lloyd Logging is regrading the sloping sides of the Mill Site gravel pit. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Lloyd Logging is regrading the sloping sides of the Mill Site gravel pit. Photo by Laurelle Walsh

Lloyd Logging is in the process of reclaiming the Twisp Mill Site gravel pit, which the company has actively mined since 1989.

The Mill Site occupies roughly eight acres of land within Twisp’s town limits, on land that was the prior site of the Wagner Mill, which closed its doors in 1982.

The pit produces crushed gravel, “mainly used in road work,” according to owner, Bob Lloyd. “We won’t mine it anymore, but we will probably continue to crush gravel there,” using material brought in from the company’s other gravel pits in the Winthrop area, Lloyd said.

 “We maxed-out what we want to produce out of it,” Lloyd said, so the company has begun the process of reclamation, re-grading and reducing the slope angles to a 2-to-1 ratio. Grading should be complete “fairly soon,” and the area will be seeded with a wildland grass mix in the fall, Lloyd added.

The property, owned by Lloyd Holdco LLC of Yakima, will be “hopefully developed or sold” after reclamation is complete and the gravel pit is closed, said Lloyd.