Support our Forests, End Fire Borrowing

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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. 

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A Sawmill Revolution

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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

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