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Foresters explain why timber management matters

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Forest management can benefit the landscape, but sometimes conflicts with people's ideals.

That is the case at Soaring Eagle Ski Trail, north of Park Rapids, where tree harvesting activity collides with some people's vision of ideal trail conditions and aesthetics.

In April, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Area Forestry Office sold timber on 13 acres of the trail area to a local logger.

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