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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...
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...
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 old growth should stay in federal hands

...That's why when I learned of the statements made recently by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, and Alaska State Forester Chris Maisch I was dismayed.The senator and Maisch, speaking before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, painted...
Boreal forests burning at historic rate

...length of the fire season and the intensity of the fires have increased in just the past decade, said state forester Chris Maisch, director of the Alaska Division of Forestry."We're observing change," Maisch said. "There's no doubt about...
Plan being developed to market Interior timber

...description of harvestable timber on both state and private lands prepared by December, said Northern Regional Forester Chris Maisch. The prospectus will be sent to several interested companies, distributed at trade shows and posted on the Internet...
Hottest fire season could mean salvage timber sales

...of Forestry also is contemplating opening portions of the 1.4 million acres burned in the Taylor Complex near Tok. Chris Maisch, regional forester for the state division of forestry, said the state hopes to hold sales before the wood degrades...
Fuel costs drive Alaskans to cut their own firewood

...said Dean Brown, acting director of the state Division of Forestry. There's some good wood to be had, said Chris Maisch, the division's northern regional forester. Since 2002, wildfires have scorched more than 13 million acres of land...
Green infrastructure planning grants available for Alaska communities

...watersheds and associated forestland helps support healthy communities and strong local economies," said State Forester Chris Maisch. "We hope these grants will help communities create or save jobs while taking steps to improve water quality and protect...


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