The Malheur National Forest will soon begin rock crushing operations of 66,000 cubic yards on four separate rock pits.
Operations will take place over the next several months and may possibly extend through the summer of 2019, according to a Forest Service press release. The affected pits will be closed to the public while work is being performed.
Work will take place in the Four Corners, Summit Prairie, Star and Crystal Springs rock pits. Crushed rock will be stockpiled in the pits and available for future forest road maintenance needs.
During operations in the Summit Prairie rock pit, crews will drain the pond to do work, creating a larger pond.
Large equipment will be hauled between the sites at various times.
Location maps of the affected rock pits are posted on the Malheur National Forest website at fs.usda.gov/malheur. For more information, call 541-575-3000.