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Eye On Boise logging archive

MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018

Idaho auctions federal timber in deal with Forest Service

Idaho officials have auctioned timber on federal land as part of an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service intended to increase logging and reduce the severity of wildfires. The sale on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests in northern Idaho is the third timber sale sold by the Idaho Department of Lands under the federal Good Neighbor Authority...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1, 2017

MONDAY, AUG. 14, 2017

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017

MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017

Land Board approves timber sale plan for next year, draws praise from N. Idaho timber firms 22 

Idaho’s top elected officials on Tuesday approved a logging plan for state lands next year aimed at selling 252 million board-feet of timber, in line with the levels of the past five years and potentially bringing in $65 million to $85 million for the state’s endowment, which largely benefits public schools.The plan drew praise from North Idaho...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016

THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016

Orofino lumber mill closes, lays off 40 

A lumber mill in northern Idaho has closed down, leaving about 40 people without work. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Tri-Pro Forest Products closed its Orofino mill on Tuesday. Resource Manager Mike Boeck says a lack of cedar logs forced the company to curtail operations at the Clearwater County mill...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 29, 2016

MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016

Forest Service plans new study for N. Idaho salvage logging

The U.S. Forest Service will do another analysis after a federal judge halted a northern Idaho wildfire salvage logging project following a lawsuit by two environmental groups, officials say. The agency earlier this month gave notice that it plans to do a supplemental environmental impact statement for the project near the Selway and Middle Fork...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016

TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015

TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2014

More logging considered in northern Idaho forest

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: OROFINO, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service's new supervisor for the 4-million-acre Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in northern Idaho says the agency might offer more trees for sale. Cheryl Probert says the Johnson Bar salvage and...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014

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