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Chris Maisch hoodwinks Congress about the Tongass

Alaska's chief forester, Chris Maisch, should be fired and be held in contempt of Congress. Falsehoods...enrollment recovery since 2010, reaching 190 (not 160) this year.Chris Maisch's testimony was fundamentally false. If he believes what...
State forestry to be managed from Fairbanks

...remaining regional forester would be based in Fairbanks and be responsible for the whole state's program, State Forester Chris Maisch said. A regional forester position in Ketchikan would be eliminated, but lower-level positions would remain.State...
Despite looming cut, changes to timber program debated

...Without the change, the state will reach its sale limit in Southeast forests in two to three years, State Forester Chris Maisch said at the hearing.Viking Lumber Co. co-owner and general manager Kirk Dahlstrom testified in support of the bill...
State | Local | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Legislature's logjam puts control in hands of cities, boroughs

...prevention. Without those foresters, the state forest will be managed from Juneau or Ketchikan, unless state forester Chris Maisch can scrape together enough money to fund a seasonal position in Haines.In demanding that the federal government turn...
Forest Service agreement improves management practices

...with the Forest Service as it manages its timber resource on public lands in the state," said Alaska State Forester Chris Maisch. "The State brings valuable forest resources, economic expertise and capacity to the table to accomplish all objectives...
Ferry, timber, UAS dollars added back, three in Ketchikan and one in Juneau. The Haines office would be absorbed by Ketchikan's, State Forester Chris Maisch said by email.State earnings from timber sales are spread out over several years. For example, the Ketchikan forestry...
State | AK legislature
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...the state's timber sales and allow the state to continue supporting Southeast's existing mills, State Forester Chris Maisch said.Right now, this type of sale - called a "118" - can only be used when there's extra state timber in the...
State | Local | AK legislature
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...about 13 million board feet per year from its forests, which include only 50,000 acres in Southeast, state forester Chris Maisch said. In comparison, the Tongass National Forest covers 17 million acres."The allowable cut wouldn't sustain...
Six new biomass projects projected for the state

...a local fuel as opposed to barging in fuel oil," she said.Also at the Board of Forestry meeting, State Forester Chris Maisch gave an update on SB28, a measure that would establish a state forest in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.Maisch attended...
Tongass planning meeting closes with hope

...April with the location yet to be determined."We've made it a long way down the road we're on," State Forester Chris Maisch said. "We still have a ways to go, but I'm fairly confident we're going to get there." Get more: http...


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