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Big Thorne timber injunction denied

...backward for our local economy."Marvin said her group and others contesting the sale believe logging operations in old growth forests will threaten wildlife and Alaska's $2 billion fishing and tourism industries. Other groups seeking to halt the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/big-thorne-timber-injunction-denied
State | Local
My Turn: Tourism suffers under Forest Service management

...other recreation service businesses provide the American public with opportunities to view wildlife, hike ashore in old-growth forests and catch fish. Our business is part of a massive economy that generates a billion dollars in visitor industry-related...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-21/tourism-suffers-under-forest-service-
Opinion
My Turn: Tongass officials should look to the future

...and do this as quickly as possible. Much good will come for all 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-07/my-turn
Opinion
Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest

...other sort of resource development," he said.Old-growth forests vary greatly but are distinguished by old trees...the world has a major climate change problem and old-growth forests retain more carbon than any other ecosystem. They...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/scientists-ask-obama-protect-old-growth
State
Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest

...other sort of resource development," he said.Old-growth forests vary greatly but are distinguished by old trees...the world has a major climate change problem and old-growth forests retain more carbon than any other ecosystem. They...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/scientists-ask-obama-protect-old-growth
State
My Turn: Let's not cook the goose that lays the golden eggs

...Tongass timber job - as the New York Times recently reported. While our taxpayers swallow a net economic loss, our old-growth forests are shipped back to us from Asia as profitable products.If the goal is prosperous communities on the Tongass...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-16/my-turn-lets-not-cook-goose-lays-gold
Opinion
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...Endangered Species Act listing due in large part to the Forest Service's failure to prevent unsustainable logging of old growth forests.""The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced plans to transition out of old growth logging in the Tongass...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-26/environmental-groups-sue-over-big-thorn
Local
To protect the old trees, Tongass Advisory Committee considers the right way to cull the young

...logs to keep their sawmills going and environmental groups have pushed young-growth logging as a way to preserve old-growth forests intact. Still, there are drawbacks.A highly productive, 50-year-old young growth harvest unit in Thomas...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-11/protect-old-trees-committee-considers-r
Local
Letter: Environmental groups speak for the people

...United States has met the same inevitable burnt-out fate, sadly, after destroying nearly every scrap of their old-growth forests. Perhaps this is the fate the Empire would like Southeast Alaska to meet.The Kensington lawsuit resulted from...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-23/letter-environmental-groups-speak-peo
Letters
My Turn: I love my Ford F250 4x4

...Standing on the front deck of our cabin on Shelter Island I am in awe, crystal clear blue skies, emerald green old growth forests manicure perfect, nature carved, snow capped Chilkat Mountains along with blue-green, fish-rich waters of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-29/i-love-my-ford-f250-4x4
Opinion

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