Camas to log watershed for timber revenue

CAMAS, Wash. (AP) - The city of Camas owns1,700 acres of timber near two watersheds that provide the city with some of its drinking water.

Now the city is looking to log some of the timber as a source of revenue and to reduce the risk of summer wildfires.

The Columbian reports ( http://bit.ly/13VJZzw) consultants estimate the timber is worth about $9 million over 50 years.

Consultants say the city can protect water quality by periodically harvesting small areas spread throughout the watershed and by protecting streams.

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Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com


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