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Economy is not timber

A few comments are due in reply to Mr. George Woodbury's "My Turn" piece in the Juneau Empire on Monday, July 12. First, let me describe my understanding of how the timber industry...
The natural economy

Some, such as the author of a recent My Turn ("Alaska needs to revitalize dormant timber industry," by George Woodbury), argue that timber sales will bring much needed investment to Southeast Alaska's economy and benefit our communities...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the Alaska Forest Association with future legal bills. In a letter to the assembly, Forest Association President George Woodbury said the group is engaged in three legal battles over environmental issues. The group has tapped all its resources...
Timber industry hopes it's on the way up

...once-vibrant forest industry in Southeast Alaska. "What has happened to this industry is just a shame," said George Woodbury, president of the Alaska Forest Association. "There used to be over 3,000 well-paid jobs in this industry...
Timely timber sale

...the land managers and they will get on with the job they are charged with - managing, not locking up the land, and providing recourses for the economic well-being of Southeast Alaska. George Woodbury Alaska Forest Association Ketchikan
House blocks funding for Tongass roads

...incorrect to characterize the federal money as "subsidies." "To call them subsidies doesn't make any sense," said George Woodbury, speaking on behalf of the Alaska Forests Association, which represents loggers. The real subsidy is "the cost...
Sen. Lisa Murkowski holds economic forum in Juneau

...executive director of the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation; Robert Zuanich of the United Fishermen of Alaska; George Woodbury, executive director of the Alaska Forest Association; Mark Rey, Undersecretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources...
Why timber sales were canceled

...addition, it takes three years to harvest the average timber sale. Last year there was only about 150 MMBF of affordable timber sale under contract, hence the 51 MMBF harvest. George Woodbury President of Alaska Forest Association Ketchikan
U.S. Forest Service offers loggers three-year extensions in Southeast

...pressure from environmentalists. The Tongass is a 17 million-acre forest that blankets most of Southeast Alaska. George Woodbury, president of the Alaska Forest Association, said the three-year extensions aren't a cure for the struggling...
Environmentalists want more of Tongass closed

...the district court's decision. The 1999 changes should have gone through a full public process, AFA President George Woodbury said. "It was not exposed to the proper (National Environmental Policy Act) process and the district court's...


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