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Council considers timberland compromise

Council considers timberland compromise

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KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A new proposal could help forest conservation efforts in Whatcom County while also keeping enough land available for the timber industry.

The Whatcom County Council is considering a ‘no net loss’ policy for timberland.

Council member Sam Crawford says with the initial support from conservation group Futurewise, this could be a great solution.

 

He says the ideas could be added into the county’s comprehensive plan update that’s due in 2016.

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