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Iron County to explore using county forest for carbon credits 


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HURLEY — Iron County may develop another source of income from its county forest as the Iron County Forestry Committee approved exploring the use of the county’s timberlands to sell carbon offset credits last week.

There will be counties in Wisconsin that pursue using their land for carbon credits, Iron County Forester Eric Peterson said, adding that if Iron County waits too long it may miss a valuable opportunity.

“There’s some uniqueness to it, so I guess I feel now is the time to look at it,” Peterson said. “Especially with no upfront commitmen...

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