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Letter to the Editor: Bad assumptions make bad decisions on timber

...Congress has also mandated that the Tongass, like all national forests, be managed for multiple uses with no presumption...harvesting is less important than the other uses of the national forests.Only about 450,000 acres of the Tongass has been...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-28/letter-editor-bad-assumptions-make-ba
Letters
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-26/environmental-groups-sue-over-big-thorn
Local
My Turn: Alaska turns to young growth forests

Management of the old-growth forests of the Tongass National Forest has been the source of substantial controversy both in Alaska and nationally for decades. Many Alaskans recognize the jobs and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-alaska-turns-young-growth-for
Opinion
Group meeting to aid in Tongass transition

...management plan for the Tongass National Forest. The new plan will shift from...Southeast together." The Tongass National Forest is the largest intact temperate...people. Forrest Cole, Tongass National Forest supervisor, said the transition...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/group-meeting-aid-tongass-transition
State
Researcher: Some rivers' salmon at risk

...Juneau-based scientist recently published a study that found climate change poses a serious threat to the Tongass National Forest's snow-fed salmon streams. On the other hand, watersheds too cold for big salmon runs may become more productive...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-22/researcher-some-rivers-salmon-risk
Outdoors
Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation

...Department said staffing for fighting fires has more than doubled since 1998. Meanwhile, the number of workers who manage National Forest System lands has dropped by about a third.Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said accommodating the rapid rise in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-21/report-firefighting-costs-eroding-conse
State
Sens Begich, Murkowski call for action on transboundary mines

...is the largest watershed by volume in the Tongass National Forest and fourth-largest in the state."Our watersheds...good job in protecting the habitats."The Tongass National Forest produces about 28 percent of Alaska's salmon every...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-20/sens-begich-murkowski-call-action-trans
State
Company behind Mt. Polley disaster to open mine near Southeast Alaska

...one of the largest salmon producers in the Tongass National Forest.The Red Chris Project, an open-pit copper and...important salmon-producing river for the Tongass National Forest."A breach like this would be a disaster," Lynch...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/company-behind-mt-polley-disaster-open-
Local
Senator upbeat at Sitka luncheon

...Her biggest fight for wild salmon in the Tongass National Forest is against the Food and Drug Administration, which...successful and sustainable fisheries in the Tongass National Forest, which produces about 28 percent of Alaska's salmon...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/senator-upbeat-sitka-luncheon
Local
True Tongass 'transition' would increase local jobs per log cut

...the direction of the much-awaited Tongass transition, the Forest Service says the future is now for the Tongass National Forest. We couldn't agree more, and we're happy to see the agency working with local people to chart a course toward...

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

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