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Michael Allan McIntosh

...communities across the country by educating them through their water experience to the value of sound management of old growth forests demonstrated by the vast Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska.Among many formal recognitions that Michael...
Admiralty, from many angles

...Kanakh'aa" or "Skinny."The landscape itself holds ancient history; Admiralty contains nearly a million acres of old-growth forest, representing "the world's largest intact segment" of the ancient rainforest that once extended along the Pacific...
My Turn: Alaskan timber industry may jeopardize Alaska

...economic opportunity in rural Southeast. If we have two booming and growing industries that both require intact old growth forests, shouldn't the Forest Service invest in more successful business models and help workers transition out of old...
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...
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Registration opens for Tutka Bay Writers Retreat

...retreat takes place in Tutka Bay, a remote and rugged fjord characterized by soaring mountains, secluded beaches, old growth forest, and dramatic tidal fluctuations. To get to the lodge, participants will take a 20-minute water taxi ride across...
Funding a sustainable Southeast

...advance a range of economic opportunities, complementing the Forest Service's efforts to transition away from old-growth forest management and towards young-growth management on the Tongass National Forest as well as supporting other investments...
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...
My Turn: Tongass Advisory Committee fails tourism large.I wish the TAC and Forest Service managers could see the joy on people's faces when they walk into an old growth forest for the first time. People turn into children again, filled with wonder and delight. For many, this is the first...
Empire Editorial: Sealaska land deal should move forward

...plans to log and mine its new acquisition.We are sympathetic to that argument: We would prefer Sealaska leave old-growth forest standing and seek profits somehow else, perhaps by preserving the land and selling carbon credits or making it...
Sealaska nears final land claim

...public lands. Conservation groups have also spoken out against handing over the land, in the interest of preserving old-growth forest.Murkowski said in a news release that she has "worked tirelessly with all stakeholders to address concerns...


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