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July 18, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Injured loggers rescued by NAS Whidbey helicopter

By Kera Wanielista / Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash. CLEAR LAKE — Two men were rescued Thursday morning from a logging site after one of the trees they were trying to remove slid down the cliffside and struck them. About 6:30 a.m., four men with a logging company were attempting to remove the previously felled trees…

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May 9, 2014 at 2:41 PM

State strengthens standards for logging near dangerous landslide areas

Timber companies that want to harvest near potentially dangerous landslide areas will now have to conduct geologic reviews before getting a logging permit from the state, officials said Friday. Under the new procedures announced by Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, the state will require a geotechnical report when there’s a potential risk to public safety…

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Comments | Topics: landslides, logging, mudslides