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1,252 acres of forest on Etolin Island to be milled

...2001 inventoried roadless areas," said Tongass Forest Supervisor M. Earl Stewart. "I find that the Selected Alternative...improve."The ROD can be viewed at the Ketchikan Forest Supervisor's Office, the Wrangell District Office and online...
GSACC protests committee's forest work

...seats occupied by "conservationists." One is married to Tricia O'Connor, who was until recently was deputy forest supervisor for the Tongass. The other two are from Sitka, where they enjoy close working relationships with Ranger District...
Arizona forest boss to lead Tongass

...already have a lot on his plate when he shows up for his new gig as Tongass National Forest supervisor this spring.The current Coconino National Forest supervisor now works in Flagstaff, Ariz., but will be heading to Southeast Alaska to take...
Tongass Advisory Committee finishes its plan for changing forest strategy

...a lot of interest in implementation, and I think that can begin immediately," Bonnie said. "(Tongass Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart) and his staff can get together and look at ways that we can begin addressing the concerns that the...
Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

...has been litigated or appealed in the past 20 years, causing the flow of wood to mills to slow to almost a halt, Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole said in a past Empire report.Marvin said exporting logs in the round overseas "is (Viking's) business...
State | AK legislature
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...dried up as litigation by conservation groups has become the norm.In a previous Empire report, Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole said appeals and lawsuits have kept federal sales from going through and have dealt a serious blow to...
State | Local | AK legislature
Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

...motions to intervene.Earthjustice filed two lawsuits in federal court soon after the decision by Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole to move forward.The Big Thorne sale is targeted specifically in one of the lawsuits filed by Earthjustice...
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...organizations that are suing the Forest Service to delay the sale, the sale will go out to bid again this month, Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole said. An agreement with the plaintiffs is in the works. He said at least 50 percent of the wood will...
Tongass hiring for tribal relations job

...Petersburg and Sitka, the release stated. The forest supervisor will determine the specialist's location.The...learning more about the position can contact Deputy Forest Supervisor Tricia O'Connor at 907-228-6282 or current...
My Turn: Tongass officials should look to the future

...concerned by swiftly ceasing clearcut logging of old-growth forests.I faced the same challenges as Siuslaw National Forest supervisor during the spotted owl crisis of the 1990s on the Oregon Coast. First, a federal judge enjoined logging of owl...


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