Timber harvest a boon to wildlife, fire departments



Tribune staff reports

VALLONIA

Annual timber sales aimed at improving Jackson-Washington State Forest and its wildlife habitat also will benefit local fire departments.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry has notified Jackson and 16 other counties they will receive shares of more than $380,000 as part of an annual distribution of timber sale revenue.

Jackson County will get $16,423.94 for timber cut from the Jackson-Washington State Forest, which includes about 7,000 acres here and another 11,000 acres in neighboring Washington County, which will receive $29,713.48.

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