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Weyerhaeuser closed its lumber and plywood mills in Columbia Falls last week.
Eric Whitney

A job at the lumber mills in Columbia Falls was supposed to be the kind of job you’d have forever. But forever came to an end last Friday, when the Weyerhaeuser Company sawed its last logs at its lumber and plywood mills in the industrial heart of the Flathead Valley. The mills had been open since the late 1940s.

Weyerhaeuser closed its lumber and plywood mills in Columbia Falls last week.
Eric Whitney

Wednesday’s announcement that Weyerhaeuser will close its Columbia Falls lumber and plywood mills, along with its administrative offices, brought an avalanche of reaction -- none of it good.

Weyerhaeuser closed its lumber and plywood mills in Columbia Falls last week.
Eric Whitney

One of the world's largest private owners of timberlands is shutting down two mills in Columbia Falls later this year.

The Weyerhaeuser Company announced the closure of its lumber mill and plywood mill today.

Montana Legacy Project map showing the location of Nevada Lake WMA lands.
Courtesy MontanaFWP

Today The Nature Conservancy and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced a transfer of hundreds of acres of former industrial timber land near Lincoln into public management.

The Nevada Lake Wildlife Management Area southeast of Helmville doubled in size with the land transfer.

Hundreds of Montana timber workers will keep their jobs in mills in Evergreen and Columbia Falls, this after forest products giants Plum Creek Timber and Weyerhaeuser consummated their merger today.

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