Bennet To Continue 'Fighting for Colorado Families' Tour - Will Visit Inter-Mountain Timber Mill, Meet with Public Lands Partnership in Montrose

Will Tour Last Remaining Large Timber Mill in Colorado, Hear From Stakeholders on Challenges Facing Timber Industry

Montrose, CO - Tuesday, August 18 at 12:45 pm in Montrose, Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, will visit Inter-Mountain Timber Mill to meet with its owners, mill employees, loggers, timber industry representatives, U.S. Forest Service officials, the Public Lands Partnership and other groups involved in timber harvest and forest health.

In addition to supporting the local economy, the timber mill is among the largest purchasers of the wood byproducts of the Forest Service's hazardous fuel mitigation projects, which help keep communities safe during wildfire season.

WHO: Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado

WHAT: Tour of Inter-Mountain Timber Mill, Meeting with Public Lands Partnership.

WHERE: Inter-Mountain Timber Mill, 11925 6530 Road, Montrose

WHEN: 12:45 PM MT, Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Note: The tour and roundtable discussion are open to press.