There is a lot more utilization and logging in NoCo than around Bozeman. Sit at the Forks any day and you will see trucks of logs heading out. Confluence takes a bunch of wood on the back side, as well as some from Wyoming including all the waste from the mill in Saratoga.Compared to places where there has been zero logging for decades ie the lodge pole pine forests or northern CO. I’m all for timbering as a forestry tool, I’m just not flagging Bozeman as ground zero for overgrown.
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Bridgers May 2016
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Biochar Now hauls in Logs from the front range as do other industries.
The Snowies supply the mill in Saratoga as well as the post peeling operations in Laramie plus an enormous amount of this wood goes to the black hills.
But there is always a need for more utilization. Especially in places like Bozeman that are badly overgrown and have not been managed for years. I think the mill in Livingston is about the only big industry left up there.
This pretty much shows where the wood in Montana is harvested 2011- 2016, and as you can see very little around Bozeman.