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Conference to promote economic creativity

...there should be a role - they argue what the role is," Holst said.Patrice Kunesh, U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary of Rural Development, is visiting from Washington, D.C., to speak on the Tongass National Forest, the...
President Bush to let roadless rule stand of Alaska's Tongass National Forest. "Our intention is ... to let the interim directive expire," Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey said Wednesday. Environmentalists said the decision strengthens the rule put in place during the...
Bush administration to let states seek relief from roadless rule

...administration - comes just five days after a top official said the administration would let the rule stand. Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey said the proposed change would allow states to play a greater role in land-use decisions that affect...
Environmentalists want more of Tongass closed Anchorage, did not rule Wednesday and took the issue under advisement. The original decision by then-Agriculture Undersecretary Jim Lyons to protect more areas of the Tongass and species such as the Sitka black-tailed deer and the Alexander...
Bush seeks local control of forests

...entities that report to local trusts for oversight, rather than to the U.S. Forest Service. Mark Rey, the agriculture undersecretary who oversees the Forest Service, said he wants to use one or two national forests as case studies to see if...
State commission's rejection of S. 730 merits praise

...testimony and letters.After a thorough evaluation, CACFA reached the same conclusion that U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Harris Sherman made during the Senate hearing on S. 730: "The selections identified by Sealaska within the...
Funding up for salmon project, down for other natural resources

...this budget casts a long shadow in favor of working lands conservation and environmental protection," said Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey, who oversees forestry and natural resources. Environmentalists and some Democrats disagreed. They...
Forest land sale to pay for schools

...plan would reauthorize the law for five years, but calls for a phased reduction in funding to zero by 2011. Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey, who directs U.S. forest policy, called the proposed cutbacks painful but necessary. The law...
Deal may open up land to logging

...conservation. The settlement calls for a proposed temporary regulation to exempt the Tongass from the roadless rule, Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey said Monday from Washington, D.C. The agency will take public comment on the proposal, and will...
Court upholds rule that bans building new roads in roadless areas of Tongass

...including 14 million acres in Alaska's Tongass and Chugach national forests. In a statement Thursday, Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey said the rule would go into effect. Related Links: 9th Circuit: Roadless...


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