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Rex Lumber currently operates three sawmills in Florida and Mississippi, producing a total of 575 million board feet annually.
As recently as the 1990s, an annual 10 billion board feet of lumber was rafted or stored as logs along rivers in the Pacific Northwest.
The Department of Lands has sold and overseen the harvest of 6 million board feet of timber from fire salvage and forest thinning projects in the past year alone – generating more than $1.8 million in revenue.
In the next few years, about 10,000 acres will be treated to improve forest health by carefully harvesting 65 million board feet of timber, providing $13 million in program income.
To be considered, the team decided there had to be at least 5,000 board feet per acre with a minimum average stand size of a 10-inch diameter.
That reduced the amount of acreage available for salvage down to 2,400 acres, with the potential of about 22 million board feet.
Damage: 257,314 acres, mostly in Stanislaus National Forest; 1 billion board feet of lumber lost; destroyed 11 homes, 3 commercial buildings, 98 other structures.
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