Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

Montana Wood Products week celebrated


October 31, 2019

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

DNRC Clearwater Unit Service Forester Brad French explains to Seeley Lake Elementary junior high students the value of the timber harvested, approximately $250 for the Douglas-fir they are gathered around. Students had an opportunity to tour the cab of the harvester operated by Leonard Park and watch it drop the Douglas-fir.

SEELEY LAKE – Being a historic timber town with one of the few operational lumber mills in the state, Seeley Lake Elementary junior high students had the opportunity during Montana Forest Products Week to learn more about healthy forests and wood products. They saw how logs are locally sourced at an active timber sale and toured Pyramid Mountain Lumber Company, Inc., one of the largest economic drivers in the area.

Montana Department of Natural Resource and Conservation Service Forester Brad French organized the day-long field trip Oct. 22 with SLE junior high teacher Patti Bartlett. Tra...

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