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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Management plan adds 61,000 acres of wilderness area to Colville National Forest

After 15 years of deliberations, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday it has approved a management plan for the Colville National Forest that creates about 61,000 acres of new protected …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018

Vaagen Brothers wins state contract for restoration work on the Colville National Forest

Vaagen Brothers Lumber Inc. was the successful bidder on a timber sale aimed at making 604 acres of the Colville National Forest more resilient to wildfires.

State taking positive steps to stem wildfires

The DNR plan points to prescribed burns, thinning and the steady harvesting of small-diameter trees to help restore forest health.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017

Fire burns lumber mill near Athol

Fire erupted at a sawmill along U.S. 95 Wednesday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and suspending operations as firefighters arrived.

Colville’s Duane Vaagen left the timber wars behind to forge good jobs in the ‘bipartisan forest’

The Vaagen family operates one of the few remaining family-owned sawmills in the West. They plan to be the last one standing by making changes.

Courts refuse to halt collaborative effort to manage Colville timber sale

A to Z project planned by timber industry, environmentalists and local government has been allowed to go forward, helping preserve jobs and the resource.

Colville National Forest logging project can move forward, appeals court says

An environmental group trying to stop a logging project on the Colville National Forest was dealt another setback last week, when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied its request …

Juel: A-to-Z Timber Sale a bad idea, and a bad model

Allowing company funded environmental reviews opens way to private control of national forests.