E-mail Story   Print Story
  Comments (0) Total Friday Apr. 18, 2014
Forest Service Assesses 2012, Looks Ahead
Agency plans to thin 8,000 acres of forest and hold timber sales over another 12,000 acres
MISSOULA — The U.S. Forest Service's northern region based in Missoula has released its Year in Review for 2012.

It features stories of Forest Service projects and accomplishments over the region's 25 million acres in five states stretching from northeastern Washington to North Dakota.

But renewable resource management director Gene DeGayner tells the Missoulian the Forest Service is a small player in the overall forest dynamics.

The agency plans this year to thin about 8,000 acres of forest and hold timber sales over another 12,000 acres.

That is compared to 6 million acres of trees killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic and 1 million acres burned in wildfires last year last year.

DeGayner says the agency can only affect 1 percent of 1 percent of the region with mechanical treatments.
No comments have been posted for this article.

Kellyn Brown
Kellyn Brown14h
Season Passes for the 2014/15 season are now on sale! http://t.co/CQ4Rw3cXdv
Dillon Tabish
Dillon Tabish10h
Deal to buy 11 dams, including Polson's Kerr, could be derailed by consumer counsel, NorthWestern Energy says http://t.co/AYq3iINRWF #mtnews
Molly Priddy
Molly Priddy14h
I finished 100 Years of Solitude in my empty high school art room, and the top of my head came off, just like Emily Dickinson said.
Tristan Scott
Tristan Scott16 Apr
Your Survival Guide To Coachella http://t.co/hlyov5FZjv via @IamJessicaLima http://t.co/0b5csXZiN8
Flathead Beacon
FB Headlines2h