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Arizona forest boss to lead Tongass

...I certainly am cognizant that there are a lot of ongoing activities and challenges."Current Tongass supervisor Forrest Cole is retiring after 40 years with the Forest Service. He has headed Tongass operations since 2003.He's leaving his...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/arizona-forest-boss-lead-tongass
State
Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

...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 model...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/big-thorne-timber-suit-chopped-down
State | AK legislature
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...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 Alaska's mills...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/sating-southeasts-timber-famine
State | Local | AK legislature
Visions of a quick switch

...Catherine Mater's report were implementable, it would have been done by now," said U.S. Forest Service supervisor Forrest Cole.Cole has an intimate knowledge of the logging industry in Southeast Alaska, from its history to the forest products...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-28/visions-quick-switch
Local
Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

...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 on behalf...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/state-seeks-intervene-timber-lawsuits
State
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...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 go to "keep...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
Local
True Tongass 'transition' would increase local jobs per log cut

...jobs producing local wood for local markets. We invite Forrest Cole to join us in advancing a "Tongass transition" that...off the island for short-term profits. We hope that Forrest Cole, and the smart and experienced group of stakeholders...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-12/true-tongass-transition-would-increas
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/group-meeting-aid-tongass-transition
State
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...

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

...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 is looking for some...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-19/study-tongass-transition-stalled
Local

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