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Photo: A lot of love for Tongass

U.S. Forest Service officials from left, Pete Griffin, Forrest Cole, and Dennis Neill accept a Valentine's Day card Wednesday from Beth Peluso, media coordinator for Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, at the...
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...about 20 percent of this year's Tongass budget, was reallocated last month, according to Forest Service spokesman Dennis Neill. "What they're looking at having to do is balance out the total fire expenditures for the Forest Service fighting...
Ketchikan: Cleveland Peninsula fire takes 5 acres

...pattern, generally considered a blessing by human inhabitants, has created the perfect atmosphere for fire, said Dennis Neill, public affairs officer for the Forest Service in Ketchikan. There have been about 20 forest fires in Southeast Alaska...
Forest Service recommends status quo for wilderness in the Tongass

...point. We haven't closed the door to the potential of new wilderness recommendations," Forest Service spokesman Dennis Neill said. "It's certainly within the range of alternatives to make those kind of recommendations." In a three-volume...
Conservationists team with Tongass on wildlife, timber

...streams damaged by logging roads and thinning second-growth trees. "We have a long-standing relationship," said Dennis Neill, Tongass National Forest spokesman. The Nature Conservancy has worked with Alaska national forests on prescribed burns...
New rule won't affect Tongass, for now

...planning rule or using the 1982 rule under which the (previous) 1997 forest plan was updated," said Tongass spokesman Dennis Neill. "Obviously in the future it will (affect us)." Other national forests will be affected, and conservationists...
Greenpeace report calls Tongass 'endangered'; USFS disputes claim

...congressionally designated wilderness. About 676,000 acres are available for timber harvest, said Tongass spokesman Dennis Neill. The Forest Service's goal is to sell about 150 million board feet of wood per year. According to the report...
Stevens' bill would block appeals on wilderness

...version of the plan recommended no new wilderness. The final plan is due out in February or March, Tongass spokesman Dennis Neill said today. "We're in the final stages of finishing up the analysis, response to public comments and mapping...
Forest Service downsizes 1,477-acre Tongass sale

...environment and also with pulp companies failing economically," said Deirdre McDonnell, the attorney. Tongass spokesman Dennis Neill said his agency agreed to the settlement because it allowed the timber contractor, Viking Lumber Co. of Klawock...
Forest Service OKs Cholmondeley sale

...appeals process is over, the next step would be for the Forest Service to offer the sale to bidders. Tongass spokesman Dennis Neill said the Forest Service theoretically can offer the sale 15 days after the affirmation, which occurred Thursday. He...


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