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By JOHN McCALLUM
Managing Editor 

Turnbull to cut 325 acres of timber land

Selective logging undertaken to improve wildlife habitat, reduce wildfire fuel loads

 

Last updated 12/13/2018 at 11:14pm

Cheney is used to the rumble of semi-trucks hauling grain, and for the next several months, logging trucks will be thrown into the mix.

That’s because Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is undertaking a forest management project through removal of various stands of Ponderosa Pine on three portions of the refuge located southeast of Cheney. The refuge has issued a permit to Bailey Logging of Loon Lake, Wash., to thin these stands, which, according to a Nov. 20 news release, will improve wildlife habitat and reduce fuel loads should wildfire strike somewhere on the approximately 18,217 acres...



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