Lawless Logging in the Northern Rockies


The following fact sheet covers the Beaverhead-Deerlodge, Bitterroot, Boise, Bridger-Teton, Caribou, Clearwater, Flathead, Gallatin, Helena, Idaho Panhandle, Kootenai, Lewis and Clark, Lolo, Nez Perce, Payette, Salmon and Challis, Shoshone, and Targhee National Forests, as well as lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management in the Northern Rockies Ecosystem. Last updated on 5/6/96. This sheet applies to all salvage sales currently being prepared and/or sold.

How to Visualize Board Feet

Total Number of Sales: 318

Total Volume (MMBF): 538.673

# of Times a Wooden Band, 1ft. Wide, Would Circle the Earth at the Equator: 4.1

# of Logging Trucks (Ave. Carrying Capacity is 400 MBF)*: 26,933,675

Total miles of Road Construction: 476.006

# of Roadless and Special Designation Areas to be Logged: 34

Sales Containing a Substantial Green Tinber Component: 90

Sales Containing Old Growth: 25

# of Sales Containing Threatened, Endangered, or Sensitive Species Habitat: 47

Other Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Species: Black-backed Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Boreal Owl, Goshawk, Wolverine, Fisher, Lynx, Northern Bog Lemming, Townsend's Big-Eared Bat, Western Big-Eared Bat, Coeur d'Alene Salamander, Harlequin Duck, Bull Trout, West Slope Cutthroat, White Sturgeon, Sockeye Salmon, Chinook Salmon.

Number Of Sales Proposed Due To:

*Estimate provided by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Region One Office, Missoula, MT

Now how about some Economic Reality.

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