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The Hubbard County board is reluctant to give a blanket extension on 2011 timber sales to large logging operations. The theory is that smaller loggers, like Kent Dudley above, could have had a chance to bid some of the contracts and completed the work by now. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Forest development fund looking to reforest budworm devastated areas

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The county is still recovering from a serious budworm outbreak in its jack pine population that started seven years ago, Hubbard County Land Commissioner Mark Lohmeier told the board last week.

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He requested an increase in the tax forfeited land apportionment, which the board granted.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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