Use of the Forest

Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):

Monday, January 17, 2011

Drillers get to bedrock

The drilling team out in the WNW part of the forest have finished drilling to the bedrock (238ft). They're having the collected water samples tested for 1,4 dioxane, and will bore a new hole (or holes) to the depth (or depths) of maximum contaminant concentration.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

More snow in the forest

Snow continues to fall in the forest. Hopefully, the plows will come at some time tonight.

More drilling in the forest

IMG_7485 drilling
Over the next few weeks, there will be more drilling for monitoring wells will be taking place in Saginaw Forest. The location of this drilling will be on the path leading to the north loop trail. During this time, it would really help if forest users use the foot path that circles around the drilling operation.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I had been hearing the sounds of coyotes in the forest over the past few months. Now, as I walked out of the cabin, I saw two Canis latrans running across the ice on Third Sister Lake, and then running into the forest. I walked out on the dock to watch this pair. For a few seconds, I locked eyes with one of the two before it trotted into the woody edge.

Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me.

The presence of coyotes does mean that dog walkers should keep their dogs on their leash and those leashes in hand. The coyotes might well attack a dog that wanders off. (And, no, hunting of any animal -- including coyotes -- is not allowed in the forest.)

Snow in the forest