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Reinventing Community Part 1

From: Northwest News Network (N3)
Series: Reinventing Community
Length: 03:36

In NE Washington a Timber Truce, But Not Everyone is on Board

1112ajreinvent1_small For more than a decade, Northwest environmentalists have waged a war on what they consider unsustainable logging practices. They?ve filed lawsuit after lawsuit to stop timber sales. That?s why in timber towns, environmentalists are often blamed for ruining the economy. So what if the two sides called a truce and decided to work together to bring back jobs AND preserve the forest? It?s happening in the Northeast corner of Washington. And that?s where we start our weeklong series on Northwest communities reinventing themselves. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.

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For more than a decade, Northwest environmentalists have waged a war on what they consider unsustainable logging practices. They?ve filed lawsuit after lawsuit to stop timber sales. That?s why in timber towns, environmentalists are often blamed for ruining the economy. So what if the two sides called a truce and decided to work together to bring back jobs AND preserve the forest? It?s happening in the Northeast corner of Washington. And that?s where we start our weeklong series on Northwest communities reinventing themselves. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports.

Broadcast History

Broadcast on NPR stations across WA, ID and OR in Nov 2007

Transcript

In NE Washington a Timber Truce, But Not Everyone is on Board
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For more than a decade, Northwest environmentalists have waged a war on what they consider unsustainable logging practices. They?ve filed lawsuit after lawsuit to stop timber sales. That?s why in timber towns, environmentalists are often blamed for ruining the economy. So what if the two sides called a truce and decided to work together to bring back jobs AND preserve the forest? It?s happening in the Northeast corner of Washington. And that?s where we start our weeklong series on Northwest communities reinventing themselves. Correspondent Austin Jenkins reports. [3:36 SOQ]

Host Back Announce: Tomorrow we visit the coastal timber community of Coos Bay, Oregon: a little town with big port dreams.

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