Will Logging & Construction has finished cutting trees in the Wolf Creek area, part of the Virginia Ridge timber sale near Winthrop.
Moving felled trees to landings was expected to be finished last week, with log hauling this week.
Skid trails will be covered with logging slash and water bars will be installed in the next week to reduce the potential for erosion. Landings will also be cleaned up.
The contractors are working on reconstructing roads in the second unit, on Virginia Ridge below Sun Mountain Lodge, in preparation for logging there. They anticipate logging in that unit to start in the first half of September.
As of Aug. 5, 406 loads of logs had been delivered to lumber mills — a total volume of 1.275 million board feet.
The Washington Department of Natural Resources sale calls for logging 671 acres in all, on Wolf Creek, Virginia Ridge, and a small unit near Mazama.
Plans for the forest-thinning and logging project include a commitment not to do any logging that can be seen or heard from Sun Mountain Lodge until after Sept. 15. Terms of the sale require all merchantable timber to be removed by mid-November.