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(Center) Sandra Mitchell, executive director of the Idaho Recreational Council, discusses her organization’s opposition to the proposed Lochsa exchange, flanked by (left) Leanne Marten, USFS regional forester northern region, and (right) Blake Ballard, Friends of the Palouse Ranger District.

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Attendees voice emphatic ‘no’ to Lochsa land exchange

‘Once they’re gone, they’re gone forever’

What nearly three hours of public testimony brought forth last week was an emphatic public “no” to long-deliberated plans for a public-private lands exchange between the Forest Service and Western Pacific Timber (WPT).


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