Land Closure Announcement

August 23, 2023

Stimson Lumber Company is committed to protecting its forest lands and to public safety. The ongoing drought and hot summer temperatures have significantly increased the risk of wildfire. There are currently several large wildfires burning across the Inland region and the availability of firefighting resources is strained. These factors combined have led us to make the difficult decision to temporarily close all of Stimson’s Inland Region timberlands to public access and recreation, effective immediately.

Public use of open Stimson roads and walk-in access to our privately-owned timberlands in northern Idaho, western Montana and eastern Washington is now temporarily closed due to the extreme fire risk. Stimson timberlands in Oregon are not impacted by this closure notice. 

Stimson will regularly evaluate the situation, but we anticipate the closure will last until wetting rains meaningfully reduce the fire hazard.  Review Stimson’s Inland Region public access program for additional information.