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Forest Service will get public's help as it drafts logging plan for Tongass

...Tongass timber mills have dwindled to one in Klawock and several "mom-and-pop types scattered throughout the forest," Cole said."In the last several years, the mill in Ketchikan has closed, the mill in Wrangell has closed," he said...
Empire Editorial: Public-use depends on public cooperation

...power tools, the group has been working more closely with state government than federal.Forest Service Supervisor Forest Cole said the use of machine tools varies depending on a cabin's location and also on a case-by-case basis. Language...
Timber Vs. Wolves on Prince of Wales Island." That was enough for Pendleton to halt the sale and direct Tongass Supervisor Forest Cole to investigate Person's statement further before moving forward with the sale.Pendleton and Cole both could not...
Beyond timber: Hydroelectric project would potentially power 77,000 homes

...permit. It's that permit - and a feasibility study - that the Forest Service is waiting for, Tongass Supervisor Forest Cole said.Getting the project through the Forest Service's permitting process is not a prime concern, Cole said. He...
Tongass employee earns award

...Chris goes far above and beyond his normal duties as a forestry technician," Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forest Cole said. "He is an outstanding employee, and his dedication and positive influence reaches beyond the workplace. He...
Forest Service approves Big Thorne timber sale

...acres of old-growth and 2,299 acres of young-growth to be harvested was necessary for better management of the forest. Cole also said the decision would stabilize the declining Southeast timber industry for the next six to 10 years."By...
Forest Service presents staffs to Central Council

...Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska in 2008, Alaska Regional Forester Dennis Bschor and Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forest Cole acknowledged the removal of Alaska Native fish camps, smokehouses and cabins by the Forest Service in the mid-1900s...
Kupreanof Island timber sale open for public review

...Framework, a multi-agency United States Department of Agriculture effort "to diversify local economies," according to Forest Cole, forest supervisor for the Tongass National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service Alaska Region web page describes the...
Costly Chichagof tree-thinning project gets stimulus money

...maturing. The critical question is: Of what use are the second-growth trees in the country's largest national forest? Cole acknowledged that there is currently no market for the trees. Stahl said he routinely flips through the list of projects...
State Briefs

...National Forest has a new forest supervisor and a new deputy forest supervisor, the Forest Service announced Monday. Forest Cole, Alaska Region director of forest management, was selected to replace forest supervisor Tom Puchlerz, said Alaska...


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