Tongass Advisory Committee to meet again in Juneau

...Plan amendment. The recommendations will be submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture through the chief of the US Forest Service. For more information about the work of the Tongass Advisory Committee, visit
Fireside Chat to feature the ocean's trash

...plastic water bottle, a bit of net, or a glass ball and wondered where these objects came from," said Murphy in a Forest Service press release. "Winds and currents bring a huge amount of debris to Alaskan beaches every year."He'll speak...
Century old law returns to fund forest communities

...national forests.According the Forest Service, between 80-85 percent of the...receive $535,167 from the U.S. Forest Service as part of the 1908 Act. Together...counties," according to the Forest Service's Election and Allocation Guidelines...
Tongass planning meeting closes with hope

...Secretary of Agriculture and the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. The Forest Service will request recommendations from the committee...August 2015.That forest plan defines how the Forest Service will offer timber for harvest in the Tongass...
My Turn: Timber harvesting in the Tongass

...proven itself renewable - because Forest Service management has never made any...purpose of recommending to the Forest Service changes in the 2008 Tongass management...make no recommendations to the Forest Service without representing your and your...
Fireside lecture to focus on marine debris

This week's US Forest Service's Fireside Lecture will feature Peter Murphy, Alaska Marine Debris Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
When minutes matter 1980. By 1983, when he joined the department, Coffey had some experience with fires: he used to work for the Forest Service, and as part of that, he fought wildfires.In the late 1980s he was promoted to lieutenant, and in 2005, when...
For Tongass' future, panelists talk timber

...Alexander, a regional economist with the U.S. Forest Service, said USFS studies focus on supply alone, but she...Secretary of Agriculture and the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service by Friday afternoon. Further meetings will be held...
My Turn: Tourism suffers under Forest Service management

...small business opportunities. The Forest Service has a long history of wasting...region's total employment.But the Forest Service has slashed its recreation budget...the timber sale program. The Forest Service knows that it loses money, but...
Public comment meeting scheduled for Mendenhall fee increase

...Creek Trails, the viewing pavilion and restrooms.Children under age 16 will still enter for free, and the U.S. Forest Service announced in a press release earlier this month that it intends to continue free entrance during the offseason winter...


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