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“It feels great to see all these people that have shown up to support this project,” he said.
Multiple elected officials on the state and county levels were present at the ceremony. State Rep. Beau LaFave said the Delta County Forest serves as an example of what can be done as a result of partnerships between state, county, and local entities.
“I think this is a great project and a great ... (collaboration),” he said.
State Sen. Tom Casperson also voiced his approval of the Delta County Forest, noting he is particularly glad the forest can be accessed by the public.
“That’s what I appreciate about this project,” he said.
Delta County Board of Commissioners Chair David Rivard said the community forest will have a positive economic impact on Delta County.
“I think it’s a great asset to the county — it’ll help our future finances,” he said. Logging on this property will eventually serve as a new revenue stream for the county; timber is expect- ed to be cut there every 10 to 15 years, and money from this will go into funding the county’s parks.
Joe Huber, a Weyerhaeuser forester who was in attendance at Tuesday’s ceremony, said he was glad that this event was able to showcase the Delta County Forest.
“I think it’ll be a really good piece for the public, here,” he said.

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