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Study: Tongass transition stalled

...decades - proves the Forest Service is not getting away from selling old growth timber. Calls to Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole were not returned by press time."It's not the case (with Big Thorne) that the Forest Service...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-19/study-tongass-transition-stalled
Local
USDA: 'We're serious about a transition'

...begun several programs that focus on young growth, which are timber stands that have been harvested before, Tongass Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole said. The agency is aiming for a 10- to 15-year transition, to give time to Southeast mills to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/usda-were-serious-about-transition
Local
USDA names new Chugach forest supervisor

ANCHORAGE - The Department of Agriculture has announced a new forest supervisor for the 5.4-million acre Chugach National Forest. Terry Marceron will leave Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit for the job...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121610/reg_757473228.shtml
Regional News
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-07/tongass-hiring-tribal-relations-job
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-07/my-turn
Opinion
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...against the USFS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Regional Forester Beth Pendleton and Tongass National Forest supervisor Forrest Cole.SEACC said the Big Thorne sale is at odds with its work to promote a "local wood economy" and support...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-26/environmental-groups-sue-over-big-thorn
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/state-seeks-intervene-timber-lawsuits
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
Local
Group meeting to aid in Tongass transition

...largest intact temperate rainforest in the world and is home to 74,000 people. Forrest Cole, Tongass National Forest supervisor, said the transition to young growth will support a healthy forest ecosystem, while also creating more sustainable...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/group-meeting-aid-tongass-transition
State
Forest Service presents staffs to Central Council

...of Tlingit & 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050210/nei_631493931.shtml
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