The Idaho Panhandle National Forests has proposed a 173-acre salvage logging sale for an area that burned during the Marble Creek Fire last summer.
The lightning-caused fire started about 10 miles south of Avery, Idaho, burning more than 3,200 acres of federal, state and private timberlands in the St. Joe River drainage, a popular recreation destination. About 1,200 acres of Forest Service land burned in the Marble Creek Fire.
Forest Service officials said the salvage logging would remove trees hazardous to public safety and help prepare the site for future re-forestation, while capturing the economic value of the burned timber. More information on the project is available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48332.
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