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Nearly Half-Million Dollars In Vilas Co. Timber Sales


Vilas County forest timber sales approved recently   on 14 parcels covering 581 acres will produce $478,000 income which is similar to bids totaling $472,000 last year and is in line with the allowable cut in the county forest plan, according to forest administrator John Gagnon.

Gagnon said they have been struggling with aspen harvests in trying to split up stands to offer aspen every year. Young aspen stands are a preferred timber type for many native species such as deer and ruffed grouse.

Payments so far this year have reached $207,000 and are expected to exceed $400,000 from the 40,000 acre county forest by next January.

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