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Study: Tongass transition stalled

...two 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
Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

...state's 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...

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

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-07/my-turn
Opinion
Group meeting to aid in Tongass transition

...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, while also creating more sustainable...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/group-meeting-aid-tongass-transition
State
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...Earthjustice 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-26/environmental-groups-sue-over-big-thorn
Local
Hecla gets expansion rights on Admiralty

...Greens Creek Mining 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-09/hecla-gets-expansion-rights-admiralty-m
State | Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-12-20/juneau-will-have-new-district-ranger-20
Local
Alaska editorial: Timber sale

...of Wales Island 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-27/alaska-editorial-timber-sale
Opinion
State Briefs

...agencies said. "High fire danger may be rare in southeast Alaska, but we're facing it right now," Tongass National Forest Supervisor Tom Puchlerz said in a prepared statement. Campfires are not the only way wildfires are started, said Mike...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051103/sta_stbriefs.shtml
News
My turn: Facts get lost in the forest debate

...the laws and spend the money we're given. You can rest assured we will continue to implement this contract efficiently and effectively while protecting the health of the forest. Forrest Cole is the Tongass National Forest supervisor.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052605/opi_20050526005.shtml
Opinion

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