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Deadline for forest proposals extended

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WENATCHEE — The deadline to submit proposals to be funded to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act has been extended to March 17.

The funds are provided as compensation for counties for the impact of having a large percentage of federal acreage within their boundaries.

By law, projects must benefit national forest lands directly or indirectly. In the past, proposals have come from local ranger districts, volunteer groups and state, county and local…

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