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A machine strips the lodgepole trees after they are brought to the logging operation's landing on March 9, 2023 near Coram; the branches and debris get added to a growing slash pile. They are organized by size, and then carted off the property. (Kate Heston/Daily Inter Lake)

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Timber management project aims to mimic natural process
March 26, 2023 midnight

Timber management project aims to mimic natural process

Forests regenerate on their own naturally, sometimes through wildfire. In 1929, the Half Moon fire burned more than 100,000 acres in the Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park, leaving the woods around Coram and Lake Five scorched black.