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Key Provisions Dropped From Controversial Timber Sale

Hikers on the Ira Spring/Mt. Defiance Trail by Charlie RainesWashington Wild led efforts by conservation and recreation organizations in raising concerns about the Hansen Creek timber sale proposed by the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest adjacent to the recently designated Alpine Lakes Wilderness additions. Proposals for a naturally regenerated 120-year old stand for thinning and the use of a popular hiking trail (Ira Spring Trail) as a haul road were dropped as a result of two comment letters coordinated by Washington Wild. Read the Hansen Creek Timber Sale Joint EA Comments.