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Alaska Editorial: Forest management

...out of service.On the timber side, constantly having to sort through legal actions over every sale involving old-growth forest must be a serious drain on Forest Service coffers. The agency also is torn between competing viewpoints on harvesting...
Ghosts of alpine past

...When I went up with Stephen, after two and a half hours of hiking up an old logging road, then clearcut, then old growth forest, we broke into an open area with waist-high vegetation that lasted three hundred diagonal yards, while gaining...
1,252 acres of forest on Etolin Island to be milled

...with minimal effects to the environment. It addresses the key issues by providing a supply of timber, maintaining old-growth forest habitat, and not entering any 2001 inventoried roadless areas," said Tongass Forest Supervisor M. Earl Stewart...
Groups want hunting season suspended for rare wolves

...suspend logging and road-building for the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island, which will include old-growth forest.Greenpeace and the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned to list the wolves as endangered in August 2011...
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: 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...
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...
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...
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...


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