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Giant conifer from Alaska will grace US Capitol lawn

...Alaska is the last U.S. Forest Service region to be chosen for the Capitol's Christmas tree. Regional forester Beth Pendleton helped coordinate the effort and said she's excited to see it come to fruition."It symbolizes so much of what...
My Turn: The Alexander Archipelago Wolf

...all mining. The agency's goal is to make the Tongass a pristine tourist park and zoo. Alaska Regional Forester Beth Pendleton proudly portrays the Tongass as "A Children's Forest." The Forest Service is charged with developing Southeast...
Forest Service agreement improves management practices

...program while maintaining a viable forest products industry."The agency fully stands behind this agreement," said Beth Pendleton, an Alaska regional forester. "It affirms our goals to transition to young growth forest management to promote...
My Turn: Tourism suffers under Forest Service management

...program for the timber industry while ignoring impacts to the visitor industry. We agree. Both Regional Forester Beth Pendleton and Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack initially promised that their efforts to "transition to young growth...
JEDC opens 2015 Innovation Summit with talk on connection and networking

...Borough of Juneau Mayor Merrill Sanford, Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and U.S. Forest Service Regional Forester Beth Pendleton.Keynote speaker Mark Skinner talked about the importance of investment in innovation from public and private sources...
Tongass Advisory Committee finishes its plan for changing forest strategy

...been a privilege to try and get ahead of that transition before the catastrophe."Forest Service Regional Forester Beth Pendleton, following the TAC's vote, called the committee's work "absolutely monumental.""There's still more work...
Parks honored for silviculture work

...silviculture not only in 2013, but (also) during his tenure on the Tongass National Forest," said Regional Forester Beth Pendleton. "The past few years have been extremely challenging for silviculturists in the Alaska Region."The shift of focus...
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...environmental law organization Earthjustice against the USFS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Regional Forester Beth Pendleton and Tongass National Forest supervisor Forrest Cole.SEACC said the Big Thorne sale is at odds with its work to promote...
Forest Service criticized over Tongass management

...complete discretion in moving money around. We don't."Congress decides where the money will be spent, said Beth Pendleton, the Forest Service's regional forester for the Alaska region, and national forests throughout the country have...
My Turn: Wolves pull the brakes on logging in Alaska's old-growth forest

...island and place the wolves' future in jeopardy.After Person filed his statement in August, Regional Forester Beth Pendleton placed the sale on temporary hold to address his science. Currently, this hold is still in effect.Additional concerns...


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