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First timber cut under new Good Neighbor Authority Submitted: 05/10/2016
Rhinelander - The DNR and National Service can celebrate their first timber sale under the Good Neighbor Authority agreement, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
 
The program gives the Forest Service the chance to work with states to manage its forest, rangeland and water restoration.
The first bid for GNA timber sales was held April 20, with 30 different companies bidding on eight different sales.

The sales totaled 8.2 million board feet of National Forest timber.

Forest workers say the program helps the agency keep up on its management plan.

"Through our partnership with the WDNR Division of Forestry and the hard work of Forest Service and State employees, we are able to make progress on our sustainable forestry goals," said Paul Strong, forest supervisor of the Chequamegon-Nicolet. "Good Neighbor Authority promises to be a major tool in delivering conservation activities on the national forest."

For more information on the Good Neighbor Authority, follow the link below.


Written By: Newswatch 12 News Team

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