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Tester urges compromise on forest bill at Bozeman meeting Monday


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MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer BOZEMAN

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, pitching his large forest bill to a packed room at the courthouse here, said it needs to both create more logging and more wilderness area in order to get enough political support to pass. Tester said his plan will break through years of gridlock over logging by mandating Forest Service action. And it will add 600,000 acres of Montana wilderness while sacrificing a very small percentage of motorized areas and trails, the Democrat said. Tester had a simple answer for wilderness advocates who wanted less logging or for those on...

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