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Buffer strip needed? In Hubbard County, a debate about cutting older timber

May 21, 2012 in DL-Online

The political nature of Hubbard County’s forestry policy came to light Wednesday during discussion of a tract proposed for sale at the June timber sale. Continue Reading

Minnesota timber harvest declines between 25 and 30% since 2006

March 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

That’s because of closures or cutbacks at several board plants, paper mills and numerous smaller sawmills, said Scott Dane, executive director of the Associated Contract Loggers and Truckers of Minnesota. Continue Reading

Minnesota DNR commissioner removes top officials in forestry division

November 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The changes were announced to DNR staff last month but weren’t made public at the time. Commissioner Tom Landwehr said he wants to make more timber available with less paperwork and delay for the state’s loggers and mills, which have been hit hard by low demand and low prices resulting from the economic slump. Continue Reading