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BIA to provide $3.9 million for CCT reforestation

 


The Bureau of Indian Affairs will provide the Colville Confederated Tribes with $3.9 million to reforest areas devastated by the catastrophic 2015 wildfire season, according to a CCT Aug. 29 press release.

The BIA is providing the $3,899,148 in response to letters from both the CCT and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA).

The North Star Fire in 2015 burned a state record 218,138 acres, and in combination with the 165,918-acre Tunk Block Fire burned about 600 square miles of forage and forest on and off the reservation.

“Our Forestry Management and Natural Resources Division works tirelessly to...



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