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By Andi Bourne

Timber salvage projects continue despite government shutdown


January 10, 2019

SEELEY LAKE – As the partial government shutdown runs into its third week, local salvage operations on the Liberty and Rice Ridge fires continue as well as green timber sales on U.S. Forest Service throughout Region 1. While current operations continue, Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Inc. and the Federal Forest Resource Coalition expressed concerns about the long-term impact of the shutdown on future projects should it continue.

Pyramid was awarded the Liberty fire salvage sale and three of the four salvage sales on the Rice Ridge Fire. Pyramid’s Resource Manager Gordy Sanders said the Libert...

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