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Forest Service agreement improves management practices

...second growth forest management from an old-growth- dependent timber sale program while maintaining a viable forest products industry."The agency fully stands behind this agreement," said Beth Pendleton, an Alaska regional forester...
Active forest management is health for our forests

...insect infestations or disease.Forests are dynamic systems that can be managed to provide a sustainable flow of forest products as well as healthy growing trees and enhanced habitat for resident species of fish and game. Social benefits of an...
Arizona forest boss to lead Tongass

...chart a new path forward that focuses on restoration, recreation, renewable energy and sustainable young-growth forest products," Kaelke said.The Forest Service's promised push toward a young-growth focus has stalled, said Heather Urban...
Sealaska to log parcels on POW Island, Cleveland Peninsula

...pushed for the land transfers. Sealaska's logging will protect existing markets, said Eric Nichols, owner of Alcan Forest Products and a member of the Tongass Advisory Committee member."It also helps support the infrastructure that's out there...
Changing palates affect Alaska seafood sales in Japan

...last year owing mostly to the resumption of liquefied natural gas exports from Cook Inlet. Exports of minerals and forest products rose as well.Tokyo took the trade relationship into serious consideration when debating whether to close its Anchorage-based...
My Turn: Let's not cook the goose that lays the golden eggs together, we can remove the remaining economic barriers - ending round log exports, for one - to a sustainable forest products industry in which local families have stable employment processing local wood for local markets. We won't get there...
Visions of a quick switch

...Alaska, from its history to the forest products that come out of it."She's...niche markets for locally sourced forest products, whether the demand is for cabin...some market for second-growth forest products."There are a number of small...
To protect the old trees, Tongass Advisory Committee considers the right way to cull the young

...more acres if you're going to harvest at a lower age," Spores said.Committee member Eric Nichols, of Alcan Forest Products, said he prefers to wait -- it's worth it for the payoff down the road."Knock it down in 2025, because you'd...
Shutdown halts Tongass logging

...month pending a review of the status of the Alexander Archipelago wolf that lives on Prince of Wales Island.Alcan Forest Products has also been forced to stop logging on Zarembo Island near Wrangell. Brian Brown, a partner in the company, said...
Planning Juneau's economic development

...significant" growth potential in Juneau's non-government industries such as mining, fishing, seafood processing, forest products, tourism, small manufacturing, university education and research and regional services. Juneau can also replace...


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