Local task force to brainstorm on economically sustainable uses
By Bob Berwyn
SUMMIT COUNTY — Switching back to an early morning meeting time, the Summit Forest Health Task Force will try to answer some of the most vexing questions about finding economically viable uses for the massive quantities of beetle-killed lodgepole pines that are piling up and starting to rot.
The group, focused on education and collaboration, is meeting April 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Frisco Community Center on Third Ave.
During the discussion, panelists will try to determine which markets for salvaged lodgepole pine are viable and sustainable, and what impacts new technologies and improved transportation options might have on Colorado’s struggling timber industry. (more…)
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