timber sales http://wxpr.org en Too Little Logging For Lumber? http://wxpr.org/post/too-little-logging-lumber <p>Some lumber mills in northern Wisconsin say low timber harvests from the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest are jeopardizing their businesses. &nbsp;</p><p>Sue Pukall of Arbor Vitae’s Pukall Lumber says the company is sometimes forced to buy logs hauled from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which costs about $200 extra per truckload.</p><blockquote><p>“Ideally we should be able to source all the logs that we need within a 50-75 mile radius of our mill.&nbsp; So when we have to go up into the UP, that’s obviously a lot further than 75 miles.”</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:01:14 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8432 at http://wxpr.org Too Little Logging For Lumber? Budget Proposal Diverts Timber Money to K-12 Schools http://wxpr.org/post/budget-proposal-diverts-timber-money-k-12-schools <p>Some Northwoods school districts could be getting a financial boost next year, thanks to a proposal included the state budget.</p><p>The version of the budget passed by the joint finance committee would send 25 percent of timber sales from the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to local schools.&nbsp; School districts would receive different amounts based on how much forest acreage falls within their district.&nbsp; Republican State Representative Rob Swearingin describes the proposal as a shot in the arm for rural schools.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:19:05 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 3235 at http://wxpr.org Budget Proposal Diverts Timber Money to K-12 Schools