Having studied forestry and my years as a forester, this area (Clemens Tree Farm) was of particular interest to me. The exact location of LEM had been lost so it was a thrill to find the footings. Building date...still unknown, removed date...still unknown, height...unknown, living quarters...unknown, location now located, elevation also determined. So more work to be done.
Access to the general public was always allowed until the last few years when Weyerhaeuser started a permit program. For access now, you need a Aberdeen General Access Permit.
Learn about this piece of Washington history at:
Radio broadcast of the "Farm and Home Hour" from June 1951 discussing the 10th anniversary of the Clemons Tree Farm in Montesano
I'm uncertain, most of the articles don't say but I would guess just Doug-fir. It took years just to figure out how to maximize that species for "farming". Even then, they didn't know if it would be worth the risk. There is a good read here:
Even today, when I was a forester doing tree planting complience, planting Cedar or White Pine was risky and we didn't order that many each season.
There is an even better cartoon map of the tree farm I will email to you. It shows the lookouts but they are way off the mark so I didn't include it in my report.
-------------- Taking a break from peakbagging to do some lookout bagging.
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