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Logging Project Closes Roadway in Sapphire Mountains

A logging operation in the Stevensville Ranger District has shut down a roadway.

"We just want to let the public know that the Stevensville Ranger District has closed Forest Road 428, which is up in the Sapphire Mountains and is part of that three saddle stewardship project that has been going on for several months," said  Bitterroot National Forest Public Affairs Officer Todd McKay

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Forest Service, Senators Agree on Need For More Logging

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says logging in Montana could be tripled over current levels and it is important to significantly increase forest restoration work.

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Photo courtesy of David McNew/Getty Images
Photo courtesy of David McNew/Getty Images
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Proposed Logging Project Loses Court Battle to Alliance for the Wild Rockies

On Monday, June 30,  U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen ruled against the U.S. Forest Service and in favor of the Alliance for the wild Rockies over a 36,000 acre logging project in the Kootenai National Forest.

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Over 300 Plum Creek Workers Face Cutbacks Because of Log Supply Issues

Many Plum Creek workers in western Montana were notified this week that they would be losing a fourth of their working hours. 

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Reality Show Seeking Montana Loggers Eager for Trip to Siberian Forests

Montana loggers fed up with an unsteady paycheck and American red tape will soon have an opportunity to put saw blades to work in Siberia, as long as they're willing to be monitored by a reality TV crew.

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Bass Creek Area to Reopen for Recreation November 1 [AUDIO]

The popular Bass Creek recreation area will be reopened to the public on Friday, November 1, by the Stevensville Ranger District. The area has been closed since May for tree thinning operations.

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Ninth Circuit Court Issues Injunction Halting Kootenai Forest Timber Sale

On Monday, October 21, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of an environmental group, and agreed to issue a two-week injunction temporarily halting a timber sale harvest in Kootenai National Forest.

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Supreme Court Overturns Decision on EPA Managment of Logging Roads

In a seven to one decision on Wednesday (March 20), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision which would have given the EPA the authority to regulate runoff on logging roads.

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5 Things to Know About Foresters’ Ball This Year

The much-anticipated 96th annual Foresters' Ball is almost upon us! Foresters' Ball is a long-standing tradition by the forestry department at The University of Montana designed to raise money for scholarships. Memorable features include an 1800s logging town built in the Adams Center, a live country band and a plethora of plaid flannel shirts.

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Increased Logging Truck Traffic from Timber Sale [AUDIO]

There will be increased logging truck traffic near Corvallis next week.

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