by Andrew Crisp
Officials in the north Idaho town of Rathdrum plan a selective timber harvest on 575 acres of city-owned land, according to the Associated Press.
The project, which will cull lumber from Rathdrum Mountain, will net the city between $300,000 and $400,000, City Administrator Brett Boyer told the Coeur d'Alene Press, which will benefit parks or other general fund projects.
A Rathdrum timber management plan calls for harvests every 10 years, but cuts were postponed since 2000 because of a slumping timber industry and good forest health. The AP notes city officials have not yet decided if the harvest will take place this year or the next.