NESPELEM - The Colville Business Council voted to approve during Special Session, Nov. 5, four salvage logging operations for timber damaged in 2020 fires.

The Lower Coyote Creek salvage, which is approximately 365 acres and has an estimated volume of 1 million board feet, will be tractor logging. The sale is estimated to be 99 percent Ponderosa pine and 1 percent Douglas Fire.

The Cold Springs Fire salvage, which is approximately 1,130 acres and has an estimated volume of 1,130,000 MBF, will be tractor logging. The salvage is estimated to be 99.5 Ponderosa Pine and  .05 percent Douglas fir.

The Inchelium Highway Fire salvage, which is approximately 811 acres and has an estimated volume of 6MBF, will be tractor logging. The sale is estimated to be 75 percent Ponderosa Pine and 25 percent Douglas fir.

The Kewa Fields Fire salvage, which is 2,112 acres and has an estimated 15.9 MBF in volume, will be tractor ski and cable logging. The sale is estimated to be 75 percent Ponderosa Pine and 25 percent Douglas fir.

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