WAUSAU, WI (WTAQ) - A firm that’s buying almost 73,000 acres of forests from the Wausau Paper company says it will manage the property just like the current owner has done. Wausau Paper said late on Friday it would sell a total of over 80,000 acres in northern Wisconsin. The Lyme Timber Company is buying most of it. Its managing director, Peter Stein, says Lyme Timber will supply wood to Wausau Paper for its pulp and paper operations – and there will be no “near term” changes. Stein says his company will probably ask the state to buy a conservation easement to prohibit its forests from other possible developments close by. Stein says it’s a common practice for Lyme Timber’s other forest land in eight states in the East-and-Southeast U.S.