Secretaries Zinke and Perdue Host Inter-Agency Forestry & Wildfire Listening Session with Federal, Congressional and State Stakeholders
Each year, the US Forest Service is allotted a fire budget based off the average cost of fighting blazes over the last ten years. This cost is going up most years leaving the ten-year average short, and to make up the difference the USFS must “borrow” from its general operating budget without any capability of refunding those dollars.
SANDPOINT — Hard hats, high-visibility vests, eye and ear protection made up the personal protective equipment sported by Sandpoint High School staff during a tour of Idaho Forest Group’s Laclede mill Thursday morning.
High-tech wonders, they’re not your father’s sawmills As printed in the Sandpoint Magazine. In another century, my dad and I worked swing shift one winter on opposite ends of a sawmill. I pushed raw logs out of the dark waters of the millpond and into the mill. He pulled “green” boards into orderly piles on the stacker… Read Full Article