Category Archives: Spring Cleanup

DNR Chipping

It is anticipated that the DNR will chip properly stacked wood piles in BSR the week of June 26. We encourage property owners to have their wood piles properly organized and stacked. (Thanks to all who participated in the Spring Cleanup last Saturday. Photos will be posted soon.)

As a reminder, the chipping crew is also a firefighting crew. The June 26 anticipated chipping date may be postponed depending on firefighting requirements.

Update, July 20: The DNR crews have been busy fighting fires and have been unable to come in and chip, yet. We probably won’t see them until later in the year after the fire season has slowed down.

Update, August 30: The DNR crew coordinator has us on the schedule and is hoping the crew come can before the program is shut down for the year.

2017 Spring Cleanup — Saturday, June 3

Our annual spring cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, June 3rd, at 9:00am. Please meet at the corral for work review and assignments.

As mentioned at our annual meeting, the DNR will again assist us with cleanup efforts and reduction of fire hazards by chipping wood piles that have been prepared through our cleanup work.  DNR chipping dates will be posted once they are known.

As a reminder: DNR will only work on piles that have been properly stacked. Stacks must be near the road or your driveway. Do not extend stacks into the bar ditches or BSR roads so as to not hinder traffic or any necessary road work. Wood must be stacked in parallel formation. Do not cut logs into short pieces. Longer logs allow for more efficient work and cleanup. Stacking similar diameter pieces together will also help the crew be more efficient. Chippings will be left near your pile.

The pictures below show how the wood needs to be stacked: larger diameter end facing the road for easy access and handling.  If not properly stacked, the DNR crews may bypass your property. Several property owners have already stacked wood close to the roads. Now is a good time to begin if you have not already started cleaning your property and stacking wood in preparation for the chipping project.

Organized & Ready for Chipping
Organized & Ready for Chipping
Note:  Cut side facing the road
Note: Cut side facing the road

Weed Spraying Information

Summit County has herbicide available for purchase by individuals interested in spraying weeds on their BSR property. County personnel can explain the differences between products. Also, product labels and other information is also available online.

Summit County Public Works Dept
1755 South Hoytsville Road
Coalville, UT  84017
435-336-3970

Available Products: Milestone Herbicide, Weedmaster Herbicide, Gly Star Plus Herbicide (generic Roundup).

BSR Receives 2016 Firewise Community USA Recognition

BSR has again received recognition of our continuing efforts to provide homeowners and surrounding communities with improved wildfire defense. Thank you for your continuing efforts to make BSR safer and more attractive by cleaning up your properties and properly stacking dead-fall for the DNR chipping program.

A large part of our efforts is the Spring Cleanup event. Please see the 2017 Spring Cleanup post for more information on this event and details of stacking. We look forward to seeing everyone at the cleanup!

DNR will be back again this year to assist with chipping and beautification efforts. We will post dates as soon as we know, but we often don’t get notice more than the day of or day before.

2016 DNR Chipping Confirmed — Exact date(s) not yet known

The DNR has confirmed that they will again chip wood piles this year ….. similar to last year.  It is important that the wood piles be properly stacked as shown in the accompanying pictures.  Wood chips will be left on your property.  Stacked wood should be placed close to the main BSR roads, easily accessible by work crews.

Chipping dates will be posted as soon as we are notified. Significant advanced notice may not be possible.  Please clean your properties now in preparation for DNR work.

We appreciate the work and cleanup efforts already evident throughout the BSR area.    Your cleanup efforts earned us a Firewise USA award for 2015 and contribute to a similar recognition for 2016.

Organized & Ready for Chipping
Organized & Ready for Chipping
Note:  Cut side facing the road
Note: Cut side facing the road

 

 

2016 Spring Cleanup and DNR Chipping Preparation — Saturday, June 4

Organized & Ready for Chipping

Our annual spring cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, June 4.     At 9am  —  Please meet at the corral for work review and assignments.

As mentioned at our annual meeting, the DNR will again assist us with cleanup efforts and reduction of fire hazards by chipping wood piles that have been prepared through our cleanup work.  DNR chipping dates will be posted once they are known.

As a reminder……DNR  will only work on piles that have been properly stacked. Stacks must be near the road or your driveway. Do not extend stacks into the bar ditches or BSR roads as spring road maintenance will be completed prior to the DNR work. Wood must be stacked in parallel formation and logs can be up to 2 feet in diameter. Do not cut logs into short pieces. Longer logs allow for more efficient work and cleanup. Stacking similar diameter pieces together will also help the crew be more efficient. Chippings will be left on your lot.

The pictures above show how the wood needs to be stacked…..larger diameter end facing the road for easy access and handling.  If not properly stacked, the DNR crews may bypass your property. Several property owners have already stacked wood close to the roads. Now is a good time to begin if you have not already started cleaning your property and stacking wood in preparation for the chipping project.

DNR Chipping Project Complete

The DNR has completed their wood chipping project for the year.  We were able to utilize their services because of your efforts and hard work cleaning up your properties and appropriately stacking deadfall.

Remember to complete the “in-kind” form to record your time cleaning your property and turn it into any board member.  Your reported “in-kind” hours provide the basis for future continued DNR assistance.

Thank you again for a job well done!

Fall DNR Chipping Project

The DNR has informed us they will have a crew here after September 14th for additional chipping similar to that they performed in the spring this year.  The exact dates are unknown at this point.  The chipper will be smaller this time and will not take wood larger than 12″ in diameter.  Wood must be stacked in the same manner as before for ease of handling.

Areas not reached in the spring will receive first attention.

If you have additional cleanup and chipping needs, use the next few weeks to get ready for the DNR chipping project.

Remember to complete the “in-kind” form to record your time cleaning your property and turn it into any board member.

More information will be posted as it is provided.

 

 

 

 

DNR Chipping Project Finished

The DNR chipping program has completed for the spring.  A special “thank you” to property owners who cleaned up their properties and prepared wood stacks to be chipped.  DNR brought in a large work party and completed all but a very few properties before their grant money ran out and work had to stop.  We appreciate their efforts and hard work.  Our area looks much better due to your and their efforts.

We’ve been informed that they will be back in the fall after we have provided them with the “In-Kind” forms detailing hours each of us have worked cleaning up our properties.  If you have not already done so, turn in your completed forms to a board member, or call one of us and we will pick it up from you.

Those properties missed this time will be the first to be addressed in the fall.  More information will be provided once we know that more grant money has been approved and a work date scheduled.

Thank you again for your terrific support of this project and hard work to beautify our area.