Released November 26, 2012
by Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY —The U.S. Forest Service will spend millions to prop up the wood product industry in Colorado and to subsidize more widespread logging projects in the name of forest health, restoration and renewable energy.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week announced two 10-year Forest Service stewardship contracts worth a total of $13.4 million. The two contracts identify projects that will treat a minimum of 20,000 acres in two national forests, providing woody biomass for potential energy production.
continued on Summit County Citizens Voice, http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/11/26/colorado-u-s-forest-service-offers-up-more-logging-subsidies/
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