Hazardous Conditions on the Research Forests: Please avoid the area until further notice

Updated on: 02/16/2021 - 15:22
The ice storm brought down numerous trees which are blocking access to much of the Research Forest. Forest staff will be prioritizing their clearing efforts on roadways and access points before turning to trails. To help with these efforts, we ask you to please avoid the Research Forests so staff can safely assess and respond to the damage. 
Reported downed power line locations (power companies notified):
-A downed power line has been identified on the 522 Road, about 50 yards from the Intensive Management Trail in Peavy Arboretum. 
- Downed lines are along Tampico road and at the Gate 400 parking area. 
Please avoid these areas and do not park on, touch, or go near the lines! If you encounter a downed power line, call 1-877-508-5088 to report it.
Note that the power is out at the Research Forest office so phone and email response may be slow. We will do our best to continue to provide updates via Facebook and on our website as they unfold. Thank you!