USFS Salvaging More than 100M Board Feet of Timber from 2017 Burns

A year after fires roared through Western Montana burning hundreds of thousands of acres, the US Forest Service (USFS) says it will be salvaging more than 100 million board feet of marketable lumber.

USFS leaders say they’ll be salvaging over 14,000 acres of burned timber impacted by last year’s fire season. In figures recently released that amounts to 116 million board feet spread across five different fire areas.

The projects are made possible using an “Emergency Situation Determination,” which also allows for reforestation or nearly 24,000 acres and the removal of more than hazard trees on more than 300 miles of forest roads.

Source: KPAX-TV

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