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Learn about mills, logging during a guided tour In May 1991, during the height of the northern spotted owl controversy, the city of Forks was looking for a way to get the real story about logging out to the visitors to the area. In an effort to portray what logging and milling really were about, the Forks Chamber of Commerce created a logging and mill tour. Since its inception, thousands have climbed aboard the “crew bus” driven by volunteer guides — all are retired from the timber industry — and driven over logging roads to an active logging site. During tours, participants will be given an overview of the history of logging in the area as well as information about how logging practices have grown and changed in recent years. Attendees also will learn about the policies that affect forests and the global impacts of good forest management. Tours are offered on Wednesdays from May 30 through Sept. 5. The tour is free, but donations are gladly accepted to offset fuel costs. To reserve space on a tour or for more details including tour times, phone the Forks Visitor Center at 360-374-2531 or 800-443-6757. Tours leave from the Forks Visitor Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., at 9 a.m. Tours last about three hours.

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