Environmentalists say the lack of interest shows that a recently signed law calling for a dramatic increase in salvage offerings on national forests is misguided (HCN, 8/7/95). Some industry officials say the problem isn't lack of demand, but lack of quality timber. On the Wenatchee National Forest in Washington, no one bid on 130 million board-feet of burned timber because it was already rotten, says Wenatchee timber consultant Arnie Arneson.
* Shea Andersen
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