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Visions of a quick switch

...talking about timber in the Tongass National Forest - is there a way for environmentalists...the atmosphere of the largest national forest in the United States.From a...filtered maps of the Tongass National Forest's 16.8 million acres. Starting...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-28/visions-quick-switch
Local
Empire Editorial: It's time for sustainable logging

...Southeast Alaska's Tongass National Forest is an industry that faltered...passed laws meant to protect national forest lands, but which ultimately...efforts, because the Tongass National Forest is one of the last remaining...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/empire-editorial-its-time-sustainable
Opinion
Government agrees to wolf decision deadline

...old-growth forest of southeast Alaska.The conservation groups want greater protection for the wolves in the Tongass National Forest. They say the wolf numbers are shrinking, and the animals are vulnerable to hunting and trapping, as well as the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-24/government-agrees-wolf-decision-deadlin
State
Southeast population growth levels off

...95 percent of Southeast Alaska's land claimed by the federal government and 80 percent of that being the Tongass National Forest, "we have gotten used to having the big federal footprint here in Southeast Alaska," Schijvens said.But over...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-21/southeast-population-growth-levels
Local
Letter: Alaska Wilderness League

...and diverse economies in fishing, tourism and local wood products. In fact, the beauty and wonder of the Tongass National Forest sustains a nearly $1 billion recreational economy, employing 20 percent of southeast Alaskans. As the outreach...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-25/letter-alaska-wilderness-league
Letters
Government agrees to wolf-decision deadline

...old-growth forest of southeast Alaska.The conservation groups want greater protection for the wolves in the Tongass National Forest. They say the wolf numbers are shrinking, and the animals are vulnerable to hunting and trapping, as well as the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-25/government-agrees-wolf-decision-deadlin
State
Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

...board feet from about 8,500 acres In the Tongass National Forest.The state received more than $221 million in Tongass...in federal court soon after the decision by Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole to move forward.The Big...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/state-seeks-intervene-timber-lawsuits
State
Forest Service plans to close 10 low-use cabins

JUNEAU - The U.S. Forest Service is closing 10 low-use public recreation cabins within the Tongass National Forest, citing budget constraints.The agency also plans to convert the Distin Lake Cabin, located in Admiralty Island National Monument...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-12/forest-service-plans-close-10-low-use-c
State
To protect the old trees, Tongass Advisory Committee considers the right way to cull the young

...for harvest.Since the 19th century, the Tongass National Forest has been prized by loggers for its vast stands of...There are 435,858 young growth acres in the Tongass National Forest, according to a study by the Forest Service presented...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-11/protect-old-trees-committee-considers-r
Local
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...700 acres of old-growth forest in the Tongass National Forest on Prince of Wales Island. More than 8,000 acres...forester Chris Maisch said. In comparison, the Tongass National Forest covers 17 million acres."The allowable cut wouldn't...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
Local

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