KCBS_740 CHICO (AP) — More than a thousand acres of timber land acquired in 2014 by Humboldt County for a community forest will finally open to the public next year.

The Eureka Times-Standard reports a $175,300 state grant announced Monday will allow the county to develop access to the property.

The forest was purchased by the county from Green Diamond Resource Company for $6.8 million.

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