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Viking Lumber wins Big Thorne contract, again

...S. states and 20 percent goes to overseas markets, Alaska Forest Association Executive Director Owen Graham said in a...another organization that filed suit against the sale. Alaska forest campaigner Larry Edwards, based in Greenpeace's Sitka...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-02/viking-lumber-wins-big-thorne-contract-
Local
Division of Forestry harvests spruce cones for future reforestation

...sale plantings. Seeds harvested from the cones are planted in areas where the division has held timber sales. The Alaska Forest Resources and Practices Act requires prompt and adequate reforestation of timber plots, and planting is one of the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-19/division-forestry-harvests-spruce-co
Outdoors
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...remaining mid-sized mill in Southeast. As recently as 2008, there were three mills of its size, said Owen Graham, Alaska Forest Association executive director. He fears the death of the industry if things don't change soon, he said."(Viking...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
Local
Letter to the Editor: Bad assumptions make bad decisions on timber

...young-growth timber will commence as the young trees mature, just as the Forest Service has planned since the days of Gifford Pinchot and Teddy Roosevelt.? Owen Graham is the Executive Director of the Alaska Forest Association in Ketchikan.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-28/letter-editor-bad-assumptions-make-ba
Letters
Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest

...Alaska research biologist.Owen Graham, director of the Alaska Forest Association, said the Forest Service has been carefully...while balancing timber needs, he said.Owens of the Alaska Forest Association said just 450,000 acres of the 5.5 million-acre...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/scientists-ask-obama-protect-old-growth
State
Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest

...Alaska research biologist.Owen Graham, director of the Alaska Forest Association, said the Forest Service has been carefully...while balancing timber needs, he said.Owens, of the Alaska Forest Association, said just 450,000 acres of the 5.5...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/scientists-ask-obama-protect-old-growth
State
Alaska editorial: Timber sale

...forest lands in areas between Coffman Cove, Thorne Bay and Control Lake.Will it fly?Owen Graham of the pro-timber Alaska Forest Association has expressed cautious optimism about the proposed sale, but anticipates legal challenges from environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-27/alaska-editorial-timber-sale
Opinion
A new plan for the Tongass National Forest

...into a single land base" that could be managed depending on the resource goals for that area. Austin Williams, the Alaska forest program manager for Trout Unlimited, said that he is hopeful that the agency will reallocate resources from managing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/new-plan-tongass-national-forest
State
Conservationists celebrate delay of Big Thorne sale

...report that addresses concerns about the wolf and deer populations on Prince of Wales Island.Austin Williams, the Alaska forest program manager for Trout Unlimited, said that while conservation groups like his are happy with the delay of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/conservationists-celebrate-delay-big-th
State
Don't turn back the clock on the Tongass

...economy and sustains thousands of good-paying jobs. To learn more about this proposal and how you can support the Tongass 77, visit www.americansalmonforest.org.? Williams is the Alaska Forest Program manager for Trout Unlimited.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-25/dont-turn-back-clock-tongass
Opinion

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