Forest land managed for timber harvest makes up most of the endowment land managed by the Idaho Department of Lands like this area in the Hunt Creek Drainage on the Priest Lake State Forest.
Forest land managed for timber harvest makes up most of the endowment land managed by the Idaho Department of Lands like this area in the Hunt Creek Drainage on the Priest Lake State Forest. Idaho Statesman file
Forest land managed for timber harvest makes up most of the endowment land managed by the Idaho Department of Lands like this area in the Hunt Creek Drainage on the Priest Lake State Forest. Idaho Statesman file
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June 03, 2016 9:00 AM

State analysis says Idaho has sold 33% of its land since statehood

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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."