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Contentious ‘Brokedown Palace’ tree sale paused in Whatcom

Sale of 69-acre tree stand initially slated for May

An aerial view of Middle Fork Nooksack Dam surrounded by dense forests.
A drone shot shows the site of the former Middle Fork Nooksack Dam, which was removed in 2020. Above it is Brokedown Palace, a steep slope made up of 300-year-old cedars that stabilize the forest floor. (Photo courtesy of RE Sources)
By Julia Lerner Staff Reporter
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has paused the controversial sale of a 69-acre
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