A massive $185 million deal would put forestland twice the size of Seattle off-limits to development. But there's a catch. A big one.
At issue is a proposed $185 million purchase of second-and third-growth forest just east of Seattle. The land purchase by the Evergreen Forest Trust would be the most expensive private conservation deal in U.S. history. "But there's a catch: To preserve the 104,000 acres from development, conservationists agreed to cut many of the trees there. And before the deal can be sealed, it may take an act of Congress."
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