18 months after Idaho's Pioneer Fire, less than 10 percent of forest being salvage logged

The Pioneer Fire burned 190,000 acres of Idaho's Boise National Forest in 2016. About 7 percent of that area was being logged by winter 2017 to salvage usable timber in a race against rot and decay.
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The Pioneer Fire burned 190,000 acres of Idaho's Boise National Forest in 2016. About 7 percent of that area was being logged by winter 2017 to salvage usable timber in a race against rot and decay.
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Loggers, enviros partner on Idaho forest projects. Their main obstacle is now money

December 27, 2017 04:48 PM

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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."