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The corner of County Road 7 and Granite Drive could be spared clear cutting under a directive voted on by the Hubbard County Board Wednesday. Residents asked that some of the trees be spared. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Timber policy tested by aesthetics

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The political nature of Hubbard County's forestry policy came to light Wednesday during discussion of a tract proposed for sale at the June timber sale.

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Members of the Cool Ridge Resort development on Big Sand Lake came to the county board to implore Land Commissioner Mark Lohmeier to scale back the cutting of a 60-acre tract that runs west of County Road 7 and east of the lake. It contains popple trees 80-90 years old and 90-year-old pines, said Lohmeier.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
(218) 732-3364
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