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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-28/visions-quick-switch
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-11/protect-old-trees-committee-considers-r
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-17/shutdown-halts-tongass-logging
State
Final decision issued for Tok biomass sale

...for a combined heat and power and/or manufacturing forest products facility, and to meet the state's objective of...sector funding to build a combined heat and power or forest products facility. The amount of trees proposed for harvest...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-04-05/final-decision-issued-tok-biomass-sa
Outdoors
New group works to bring mine service jobs to Juneau

...facilitate a project that brings together stakeholders from several major Southeast industries such as ocean products, forest products, small mills and tourism. The project hopes to strengthen these clusters of businesses.JEDC's most recent initiative...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-10-16/new-group-works-bring-mine-service-jobs
Local
My Turn: Recipe for disaster

...itself. Unlike the Governor and his Task Force, we are serious about the future of Southeast Alaska. There will be a forest products industry that will sustainably coexist with our other major industries, but it will likely look much different than...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-22/my-turn-recipe-disaster
Opinion
Commerce and industry kick off a new year

...collaboration within the regional industry clusters. Industry clusters include ocean products, visitor products, forest products, renewable energy and mining services and supplies.Find out more about the summit and register at www.jedc...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-01-01/commerce-and-industry-kick-new-year
Local
In the Tongass, every job counts

...opportunity.Southeast has all the elements necessary to succeed. Low-cost hydropower, mining opportunities, forest products, and aquaculture provide a diverse base for a vibrant economy.Alaskans are just asking the Obama administration...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-11/tongass-every-job-counts
Opinion
Tongass old growth should stay in federal hands

...know a thing or two about this temperate rainforest I call home. I firmly believe that a small-scale, high-end forest products industry can and should continue in the Tongass and that if we strike the correct balance between logging and other...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-07-02/tongass-old-growth-should-stay-federa
Opinion
My Turn: The way forward for young growth in the Tongass

...Faced with the current reality - there is insufficient young growth of needed size and acres to support the current forest products industry - our path forward includes continued harvest of old growth in the near term. But that does not mean we...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-01-31/my-turn-way-forward-young-growth-tong
Opinion

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