The Floodwood - Choiced for a Working Forest History
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The Earliest Years Blister Rust, Log Drives and Foresters - Management Begins Sustainability Becomes the Goal Things Are Different Today
History Blister Rust, Log Drives and Foresters - Management Begins
Humans saw the need to control fires and an exotic disease - white pine blister rust - as a key part of protecting the valuable timber in the Floodwood. Fire protection has largely worked well, but we lost the early rounds of blister rust control. That disease, coupled with skyrocketing post World War II demand for lumber, led to a lot of logging within the Floodwood.

Loggers rolling big log down a swallow stream.
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