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Tongass Advisory Committee finishes its plan for changing forest strategy

The Tongass Advisory Committee late Friday morning - and despite criticism from both the timber industry and conservationists - voted 14-0 to approve a package...
My Turn: Who speaks for the trees?

...words have been making noise for decades in the Tongass National Forest and appeared last week when the Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC) completed its timber harvest transition plan. But if we could listen to the trees themselves, they might...
My Turn: Home runs: Celebrating Southeast Alaska's salmon forests

...up to $50 million more in the case of the Big Thorne sale on Prince of Wales Island.I followed the Tongass Advisory Committee's work closely this winter. Their final recommendations (released this week) are a mixed bag. Some gains have...
Tall Timbers appeal denied

...change so late in the game, but was "really overwhelmed" with her responsibilities as a member of the Tongass Advisory Committee.Assemblywoman Karen Crane spoke in favor of moving forward on a circulator plan. She said the city has been...
Tongass plan makes its debut

...industry leaders, scientists, conservationists and government representatives has reached a consensus: the Tongass Advisory Committee has submitted its draft recommendations for managing timber harvests in the national forest that covers much of...
Letter: Tongass Advisory Committee has predetermined outcome

...Service created the Tongass Advisory Committee to provide input from stakeholders...harvest time!" The folks on the advisory committee are being used. Most of them...harvestable timberland.The Tongass Advisory Committee is coming up with a predetermined...
GSACC protests committee's forest work

...process the Forest Service used to form the Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC), and the predictably skewed product that...evidenced by the current draft recommendations.The advisory committee was formed by the Forest Service to ostensibly provide...
Juneau to host state swim championships again

...The Juneau committee members, who also include CBJ Parks and Recreation Director Kirk Duncan and JSD Activities Advisory Committee member Tom Rutecki, began discussions with ASAA six months ago."With all the budget funding stuff, I was getting...
Tongass Advisory Committee to meet again in Juneau

...allow participation by a full quorum, the Tongass Advisory Committee meetings scheduled for Petersburg and Wrangell will...For more information about the work of the Tongass Advisory Committee, visit
State Museums Collections Advisory Committee to meet

The Museum Collections Advisory Committee will meet by teleconference on Dec. 12 to discuss acquisitions for the permanent collection of the Alaska State Museums. The...


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