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Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...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 local fishing...
Group meeting to aid in Tongass transition

...The Tongass National Forest is the 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...
True Tongass 'transition' would increase local jobs per log cut producing local wood for local markets. We invite Forrest Cole to join us in advancing a "Tongass transition" the island for short-term profits. We hope that Forrest Cole, and the smart and experienced group of stakeholders...
Forest Service will get public's help as it drafts logging plan for Tongass

...happen, a balance must be struck between the timber industry and environmental groups, according to forest supervisor Forrest Cole."For the past several decades we have a significant conflict with harvesting old growth timber and building roads...
19 months and counting on Tongass National Forest exemption appeal

...itself doesn't cut down a single more tree."Also at the board meeting, U.S. Forest Service Tongass Supervisor Forrest Cole gave an update on the new Tongass Plan Advisory Committee, which will amend the Tongass management plan to comply with...
Hecla gets expansion rights on Admiralty

...Company to expand its tailings facility in the Admiralty Island National Monument.Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole approved the plan, which authorizes the mining company to expand its existing facility further south into the monument...
State | Local
Public comment on cabin closures to begin soon

...December.This is will be the second comment period on this topic; the first was in the fall of 2012.Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole said in a letter posted with the environmental assessment and supplemental materials that the most helpful comments...
Forest Service considers closure of 12 public use cabins

...power tools," Putz said. "It's not easy to get through the red tape that protects us."Forest Service Supervisor Forrest Cole said training isn't a "rigorous process." Aviation safety training, for example, is required for everyone on...
Local | Outdoors
New bathhouse opens at White Sulphur Springs

...from area residents favoring a bathhouse that would support the traditional use of the site that Tongass Supervisor Forrest Cole withdrew that decision and called instead for public comments on how the bathhouse should be rebuilt."People like...
Conservationists celebrate delay of Big Thorne sale

...This is new information that I cannot ignore," Pendleton wrote.Pendleton has directed Tongass Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole to consult with the Interagency Wolf Task Force to evaluate Person's statement. Pendleton also directed Cole to prepare...


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