Potlatch Corporation Reminds Public of Idaho Forestland Closure
SPOKANE, Wash., August 24, 2015 – As forestland recreationalists look to the traditionally active Labor Day weekend and upcoming hunting season, Potlatch Corporation is reminding the public that Potlatch lands in Idaho remain closed to all recreational activity. The current closure commenced on July 14th due to unprecedented dry mid-summer conditions. The forests have continued to become only drier and the fire risk has increased to levels not seen for decades. The closure will remain in effect until further notice.
Authorized company employees and contractors will continue to be allowed access for harvesting and other management activities and will operate in accordance with restrictions imposed by the State of Idaho. Postings on Potlatch’s website found at http://recreation.potlatchcorp.com remain current and accurate.
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Potlatch is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with approximately 1.6 million acres of timberland in Alabama, Arkansas,Idaho, Minnesota and Mississippi. Potlatch, a verified forest practices leader, is committed to providing superior returns to stockholders through long-term stewardship of its forest resources. The company also conducts a land sales and development business and operates wood products manufacturing facilities through its taxable REIT subsidiary. More information about Potlatch can be found on the company’s website at www.potlatchcorp.com
(Investors) Jerry Richards | 509-835-1521
(Media) Mark Benson | 509-835-1513