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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...
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
Juneau will have a new district ranger in 2014

Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole announced Thursday that Brad Orr will take over the Juneau district next year. Orr is currently the recreation program manager...
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...
Forest Service approves Big Thorne timber sale

...of the sale, they say the decision is bad for salmon streams and local deer populations.Tongass Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole said the decision to allow 6,186 acres of old-growth and 2,299 acres of young-growth to be harvested was necessary...
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...
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
Tongass National Forest to release Big Thorne Project

...Control Lake area north of Klawock. "The importance of this project cannot be overstated," said Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole. "It is the first project in many years that has real potential to provide stability to the local timber industry in...
Alaska editorial: Timber sale

...might be an exception.With great luck, the project could become, in the words of Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole, "an important bridge" to the agency's goal of a sustainable, young-growth supported timber program in Southeast...


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