AP: Rathdrum Plans Timber Sales to Net Hundreds of Thousands

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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.

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