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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Timber sales and wilderness areas. Adds the promotion of tourism and recreation activities in state forests as public policies of the state. Establishes requirements that the department of natural resources must follow before entering into a contract to sell timber from a state forest. Provides that requirements to grant a contract to log the timber does not apply to existing contracts. Allows areas to be established and preserved as wilderness areas. Requires the department of natural resources to survey state forest lands every five years to determine if certain lands should be designated as nature preserves or wilderness areas.