A view of Blanchard Working Forest mid-way up Max’s Shortcut Trail, which goes up Blanchard Mountain for access to Oyster Dome at the top, on Feb. 2, 2016. Hundreds of forested acres at the top of the mountain could be taken out of protected status and logged unless the Legislature fully pays for conservation of a 1,600-acre core.
A view of Blanchard Working Forest mid-way up Max’s Shortcut Trail, which goes up Blanchard Mountain for access to Oyster Dome at the top, on Feb. 2, 2016. Hundreds of forested acres at the top of the mountain could be taken out of protected status and logged unless the Legislature fully pays for conservation of a 1,600-acre core. Kyle Renninger Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald
A view of Blanchard Working Forest mid-way up Max’s Shortcut Trail, which goes up Blanchard Mountain for access to Oyster Dome at the top, on Feb. 2, 2016. Hundreds of forested acres at the top of the mountain could be taken out of protected status and logged unless the Legislature fully pays for conservation of a 1,600-acre core. Kyle Renninger Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

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Now protected, part of 1,600 acres on Blanchard Mt. could be logged

February 05, 2016 5:43 PM

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