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Arizona forest boss to lead Tongass

...will already have a lot on his plate when he shows up for his new gig as Tongass National Forest supervisor this spring.The current Coconino National Forest supervisor now works in Flagstaff, Ariz., but will be heading to Southeast Alaska to...
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...have dried up as 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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.


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