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Idaho lumber mill closing; workers’ future uncertain

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) — Workers at an Idaho lumber mill have been notified by letter that the mill has been purchased and will be shut down and dismantled.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that the letter from Blue North Forest Products...

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Idaho Land Board approves state timber harvest for 2017

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State officials on Tuesday approved harvesting 247 million board feet of timber from state land in 2017 as part of a 50-year-plan to reduce the inventory of harvestable timber from more than 7 billion board feet to 5...

Foresters seek solution to clear-cut image problem
Foresters seek solution to clear-cut image problem

Oregon’s timber industry has a blemish on its otherwise positive public image: People consider clearcutting unsightly.

Most Oregonians know that state law requires trees to be replanted after harvest, but clearcutting is nonetheless...

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