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The Four Forest Restoration Initiative is an effort to offer timber companies a guaranteed supply of small-diameter trees in hopes the sale of wood products will cover the cost of thinning millions of acres of overgrown forests.

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Forest contract bombshell

Amid fresh furor, the U.S. Forest Service is considering letting a troubled timber company transfer the biggest forest restoration project in history.

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Studies conclude forests facing a bleak, dry future

Research lends urgency to efforts to thin forests before shifting climate causes catastrophe

The evidence continues to mount that only active management of Rim Country forests through thinning, logging and controlled burns can stave off disaster as the climate shifts.

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