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N. Idaho city plans timber sale

By The Associated Press
Published On: Mar 16 2013 09:49:38 AM MDT
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RATHDRUM, Idaho -

 The northern Idaho city of Rathdrum plans a selective timber harvest on 575 acres of city-owned land on Rathdrum Mountain that will bring between $300,000 and $400,000.
    
City Administrator Brett Boyer tells the Coeur d'Alene Press (http://bit.ly/XKjYkE) the money could be used for parks or other general fund projects.
    
The city's management plan calls for a timber harvest every 10 years. But the city waited past that time since the last harvest in 2000 because of the downturn in the timber industry and good forest health.
    
City officials haven't decided if the harvest will be this year or next year.
    
The nonprofit group Friends of Rathdrum Mountain supports the timber sale.