A Georgia-based investment group has confirmed it is buying 1,000 square miles of timberland in Montana from Weyerhaeuser.

An attorney for Southern Pine Plantations tells the Flathead Beacon the timberland investment company is buying the land and has no plans to change Weyerhaeuser's long-standing practices related to public access, forest management, grazing, existing outfitting agreements and conservation easements.

The sale is expected to close by June 2020.

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