I want to thank Rocky Barker for his continual articles on timber issues. In the article on Sept. 27, he noted that 27,000 acres of Idaho forest and rangelands burned, and 119,000 of private land. On national forests, 340,000 acres burned as well as 226,000 of BLM land. I would like a follow-up article telling what offsetting income the state of Idaho has or will receive from harvesting burned timber on their timber lands compared to what the Forest Service has or will have as a result of harvesting burned timber from their lands. I understand that burned timber needs to be harvested within a two-year period for maximum footage recovery. Thank you.
Carol Spoor, Eagle