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By Andi Bourne

Timber salvage pales in scope to area burned


November 15, 2018

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The Morrell Creek drainage October 2017.

SEELEY LAKE – Just one year after Montana's record-breaking 2017 fire season, the majority of the timber salvage sales in the region have been bid. Although one of the purposes for the US Forest Service salvage projects was to recover the economic value of forest products, design criteria and resource protections limited the scope of salvage opportunities.

As megafires continue to take out suitable timber volume as a viable operation into the future, Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. said the small faction of the burned timber that can be salvaged is unacceptable. They encourage the public t...

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