Man sentenced to 30 months on charges related to the timber theft of Big Leaf Maple

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September 21, 2020 - Washington, United States

The U.S. District Court in Tacoma sentenced a man to 30 months in prison. He was one of two men involved in the illegal harvest and transport of Big Leaf Maple timber from the Elk Lake area of the Olympic National Forest in July 2018. The illegally logged timber was allegedly sold to a sawmill near Tumwater. The two eventually caused a forest fire during the timber theft.

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