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Mineral County to Forest Service: Cut more timber

By The Associated Press
Published On: Apr 12 2014 11:58:37 AM MDT
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SUPERIOR, Mont. -

 Residents of Mineral County in western Montana are expressing frustration with the U.S. Forest Service over a lack of timber sales.
    
About 75 people turned out Friday for a meeting in Superior with the new Lolo National Forest supervisor Tim Garcia and others.
    
Garcia says the Forest Service is working to make the best resource allocations and prioritizations based on what it thinks can get accomplished.
    
The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/1nhdkud) that a major point of contention is the $22 million Cedar-Thom project. It's an integrated forest restoration project proposed in 2009 for the Cedar Creek and Thompson Creek drainages south of Superior, but is still undergoing review.
    
Officials proposed a follow-up meeting to address Mineral County's concerns further.