Copper King Fire salvage project OK’d

Print Article

The Lolo National Forest announced last week it will proceed with a salvage-logging project on 1,761 acres within the burn area of last summer’s Copper King Fire.

Forest Supervisor Timothy Garcia signed the decision June 6, authorizing timber salvage and roadside hazard-tree removal, along with about three miles of temporary road construction, 88 miles of road maintenance, 6,000 acres of tree planting and motorized use restrictions on five miles of trail.

Road and watershed stabilization work will begin this month, with burned tree salvage beginning in July after timber sale contracts are awarded.

The Copper King Fire started last summer on July 31, burning quickly across steep slopes in the Thompson River drainage approximately 5 miles east of Thompson Falls. After about three months of firefighting efforts and local evacuations, the fire was contained on Oct. 14 and declared controlled on Nov. 28. The blaze burned about 29,000 acres of private, state and federal forest land.

Salvage on adjacent private lands was completed last fall and early winter, while salvage on state lands is still ongoing. The project will leave about 91 percent of the burn area to recover naturally.

Print Article

Read More

Delaware tops Columbia 84-76 for ninth straight win

AP

December 02, 2019 at 11:15 pm | NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Justyn Mutts had 24 points plus 15 rebounds and Delaware won a program record ninth straight game to start the season, beating Columbia 84-76 on Monday night. Delaware’s eight...

Comments

Read More

Asian shares slip after US stock tumble amid trade tensions

AP

December 02, 2019 at 10:02 pm | TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares slipped Tuesday, following a drop on Wall Street amid pessimism over U.S.-China trade tensions. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.7% to 23,379.05. Australia’s S&P/ASX ...

Comments

Read More

Enchanted Realms whips up quick eats with local ingredients

December 02, 2019 at 1:25 pm | Daily Inter Lake Enchanted Realms Bakery and Cafe isn’t your typical confectionery. On the walls are framed photos of gaming characters and a live stream of people gaming runs on a TV in the corner. Coinciding wit...

Comments

Read More

Heroic Realms caters to game and fantasy enthusiasts

December 02, 2019 at 1:24 pm | Daily Inter Lake For nearly 20 years, Heroic Realms in Evergreen has offered an escape for lovers of tabletop games, role-playing games and board games. Behind the walls of the storefront on U.S. 2, local players g...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2019 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X