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Forest Service criticized over Tongass management

...in southeast Alaska. At the same time, private-sector jobs in all other areas have increased, the study said.Austin Williams, Alaska policy director for the conservation group Trout Unlimited, said the Forest Service was "throwing good...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/forest-service-criticized-over-tongass-
State
Study: Tongass transition stalled

...a disproportionate portion of the Forest Service's budget and staffing."Trout Unlimited Director of Policy Austin Williams said the Forest Service should instead work to support the fishing and tourism industries, which he said make up...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-19/study-tongass-transition-stalled
Local
Conservationists celebrate delay of Big Thorne sale

...directed Cole to prepare a 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/conservationists-celebrate-delay-big-th
State
A new plan for the Tongass National Forest

...the available lands 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/new-plan-tongass-national-forest
State
Lawsuit filed over coal dust near Seward

...Alaska Community Action on Toxics. The coal is waiting for delivery to ships for export to China, Korea and Chile. Austin Williams, a lawyer with Trustees for Alaska, said those pleas for help mostly have been ignored. "We are definitely looking...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010710/sta_543849875.shtml
Forest Service approves Big Thorne timber sale

...are the real breadwinners in Southeast Alaska, and they depend on healthy salmon streams and wild scenery," said Austin Williams of Trout Unlimited in an e-mailed statement.The Alaska Audubon Society expressed concern that the decision to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-01/forest-service-approves-big-thorne-timb
State
Judge extends order barring railroad herbicide

...within 100 feet of a stream or pond. "Once the spraying occurs, there is no way to remove those chemicals," lawyer Austin Williams told the judge Monday. Williams, with environmental law firm Trustees for Alaska, said if the permit is allowed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071410/sta_675714901.shtml
News
Marilyn Williams Austin

Marilyn "Mertz" (Austin) Williams was born in Juneau, Alaska on February 26, 1963 to Mary (Jacobs) and Walter Austin Sr. She passed away on August 19, 2011...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000153378062
Don't turn back the clock on the Tongass

The Parnell administration's Timber Task Force recently unveiled a proposal to carve out two million acres of the Tongass National Forest for clear-cut logging under a state-managed "logging trust.

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