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Funding a sustainable Southeast

...Aani LLC to provide a revolving loan fund for sustainable businesses in Southeast Alaska," Department of Agriculture undersecretary Robert Bonnie said. "In particular, these funds have the potential to advance a range of economic opportunities...
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...
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...
Tongass enemies put heads together to resolve conflicts

...highest levels of the U.S. Forest Service. The agency chief, Dale Bosworth, and Mark Rey, Department of Agriculture undersecretary for natural resources and the environment, both attended the first meeting. Rey said he and Bosworth just...
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...
Land sales off the table

...sales will be proposed again in the future remains unknown, she said. On Aug. 7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Undersecretary of Natural Resources and the Environment Mark Rey sent a letter backing off the land sales - at least for a...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...000-acre change was to multiple use areas, some that would allow occasional logging. This change, made by Agriculture Undersecretary Jim Lyons, cannot be appealed and is yet another affront to a region that has had its fair share of unfair...
Senate OKs extension of timber payments

...equitable that the federal government contributes its fair share to Alaska communities for the lands it owns.." Agriculture Undersecretary Mark Rey, who directs U.S. forest policy, praised the Senate action but said the Bush administration had...
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...
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...


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