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Forest Restoration Creating Jobs in Western Montana


HELENA - A new grant from Montana’s Forests in Focus program will make homes safer, create well-paying jobs and improve forest health – all at the same time.

The $249,534 grant will be used to thin out dense forest to reduce the hazards posed by wildfire. Besides reducing the fuel load for any potential wildfire, the work will open up the forest, allowing more light and moisture in to nurture the trees that are left.

The work will create 17 jobs between this December and November of next year and will supply 3,166 tons of materials to local mills. The operation will take place on The N...

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