Logging Could Increase In Burn Area in North Idaho
OROFINO, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service's new supervisor for the 4-million-acre Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in northern Idaho says the agency might offer more trees for sale.
Cheryl Probert says the Johnson Bar salvage and others projects related to the 9-square-mile fire last summer could increase timber harvest.
The Lewiston Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1yHXVdB) that Probert met on Monday with Clearwater County commissioners, who want more timber harvested.
Probert took over as forest supervisor on Nov. 17. Rick Brazell, who is retiring, also took part in the meeting with commissioners.
The agency sold about 65 million board feet of timber last year from the forest. Commissioners want that increased to 100 million board feet.