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Biologist files suit over Tongass road building

...Ketchikan. The road projects illustrate a continuing policy issue on the Tongass, said Andy Stahl, executive director for the Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics. "Is it worth spending tax dollars to build roads to timber that isn't...
rain, rain, go away

So far in May - knock on punky wood - no snow on the tulips. But for residents planning to barbecue, golf, fish or hike over the first big summer weekend, Memorial Day weekend, prospects are soppy.
Fees bring in less than expected

A new $3 fee at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center brought in less cash in its first year than the U.S. Forest Service anticipated.
Tongass may move to 10-year timber sale contracts

Timber companies that log the Tongass National Forest could bid on 10-year sale contracts if the forest becomes exempt from the roadless rule. Current sales typically run three to five years. Last month, the state and the U.S. Forest Service reached an out-of-court settlement that temporarily exempts the Tongass from the Clinton-era rule, which prohibits timber harvesting and road-building within about 58 million acres of the 192-million-acre national forest system. About 9.6 million acres of Southeast Alaska's 16.8-million-acre Tongass have been designated roadless.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The visitor center fee is part of a pilot program instituted by the Forest Service and other federal agencies nationwide over the past several years.
Juneau Empire Online Archive Opinion and Letters: Sensing winter from a kid's perspective 1/18/98

...could hear the ``wailing, whirling winds.'' Of course, they had a little help. Nettleton, center director for the Forest Service Information Center, promised to display their work at Centennial Hall, publish some poems in the Winter...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Land-transfer bills face opposition 3/2/98

...Young that two of the issues might be worked out under more friendly circumstances. Eleanor Towns, lands director for the Forest Service, said the agency is close to an agreement with Chugach Alaska to grant access to its Carbon Mountain lands...


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