A log truck bring timber out of the woods in Elmore County near Prairie. The drop in timber harvest prompted Congress to start funding program for counties that had been getting more finding from timber receipts that are now largely gone.
A log truck bring timber out of the woods in Elmore County near Prairie. The drop in timber harvest prompted Congress to start funding program for counties that had been getting more finding from timber receipts that are now largely gone. Idaho Statesman file photo kjones@idahostatesman.com
A log truck bring timber out of the woods in Elmore County near Prairie. The drop in timber harvest prompted Congress to start funding program for counties that had been getting more finding from timber receipts that are now largely gone. Idaho Statesman file photo kjones@idahostatesman.com
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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."