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Conservation group files lawsuit over timber sale

...road construction project of about 8 miles leading to a timber sale at Thorne Arm. Tongass National Forest spokesman Phil Sammon says the government will respond to the lawsuit within the required time. However, he says the road project and timber...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030609/reg_405800111.shtml
Tongass vies for stimulus money

...agency has asked for about $162 million more, and hasn't heard yet whether those projects will be funded, said Phil Sammon, a Tongass spokesman in Ketchikan. Some of the money will replace "legacy" funds for conservation that were specified...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031609/loc_410171784.shtml
Forest Service returns ancient human remains to Tlingit tribes

...American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, they said. "It's a pretty substantial find," said Tongass spokesman Phil Sammon. Vertebrae, ribs, teeth, a mandible and a pelvic bone were among the remains discovered in 1996 during a government...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102107/loc_20071021021.shtml
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Work starts on 360-acre Tongass timber sale near Ketchikan

...work. Conservation groups already have appealed. "(This ruling means) the timber sale can proceed as planned," Phil Sammon, Forest Service spokesman, told the Ketchikan Daily News. "It basically means jobs." The lawsuit was filed in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050809/sta_437699764.shtml
Roadless rule change could affect Tongass

...see this as having any real impact, other than adding an additional step in the process," said Tongass spokesman Phil Sammon. "It's more of a procedural directive," said USDA spokeswoman Chris Mather. "It doesn't mean (Obama is...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052909/loc_445021258.shtml
Congress axes Tongass Timber Fund from bill

...Tongass, down from 450 million board-feet in the mid-1990s, according to U.S. Forest Service Tongass spokesman Phil Sammon. Murkowski tried but failed to stick the earmark back in, and criticized Congress for the deletion. "This body made...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031609/loc_410171772.shtml
Whistle-blower's widow battles for records

...Service: No retaliation It's not clear why the Forest Service has now released the Ith files. Tongass spokesman Phil Sammon said Thursday it is releasing them because Ith is dead. The Privacy Act only protects the personnel files of the living...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053109/loc_445612349.shtml
Groups, city file Tongass plan appeals

...the Juneau Chamber of Commerce - appealed by the May 15 deadline. None of the appeal points were unexpected, said Phil Sammon, Tongass spokesman. "We feel confident in the research and analysis that we've done that everything will be upheld...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060208/loc_285421816.shtml
Forest Service, conservationists settle on timber sale

...to court. "I don't think anyone here in recent memory can remember something like this," said Tongass spokesman Phil Sammon. "So this is a great thing." Most Tongass timber sales are appealed. But usually they're resolved after a lawsuit...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082108/sta_321421324.shtml
Forest Service is sued to stop timber sales

...usually overestimates the habitat capability and underestimates logging impacts, according to Edwards. Tongass spokesman Phil Sammon said the agency didn't have any comment on the specifics of the lawsuit because it is pending litigation. "We use...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071308/loc_303232298.shtml

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