June 4, 2013
Trent Jones, of Mountain Pine Manufacturing, holds a piece of veneer in April made from beetle-killed pine from Routt National Forest. Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest is seeing more interest in its timber sales as the market improves.
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The rise of the bark beetle epidemic just as the housing market was beginning to take a turn for the worse was a confluence of bad luck for the timber market and, by extension, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest.