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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Timber Vs. Wolves

...Alaska Department of Fish and Game for 15 years before retiring in May. In an August affidavit to Regional Forester Beth Pendleton, Person warned that the Big Thorne sale "represents the final straw that will break the back of a sustainable wolf-deer...
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...
Shutdown halts Tongass logging crews would be logging the Big Thorne sale that Viking Lumber won the bid for back in June. Regional Forester Beth Pendleton halted that sale earlier this month pending a review of the status of the Alexander Archipelago wolf that lives on...
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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