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The largest forest thinning contract in history could sharply reduce fire dangers, but officials long supportive of the concept still have doubts about the contractor chosen.

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Forest guidelines for goshawks may not help

Surprising study of rare raptor raises questions about forest thinning

No doubt about it: The federal government wants the Northern Goshawk to survive. So every national forest in the West wrote into its forest plan detailed rules to protect critical habitat the bird- and rodent-hunting raptors need to survive.

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Massive thinning still on track?

The contractor who won the biggest forest thinning contract in history says he’s lining up investors, drawing up plans and will start cutting the first 5,000 acres of a 300,000-acre contract early next year.


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