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Katie John ruling wins Native leaders' approval

...President Julie Kitka said the organization also has the support from the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and top Department of Justice Officials representing the federal government, who was also party...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-01/katie-john-ruling-wins-native-leaders-a
Local
USFS seeks candidates for new Tongass Federal Advisory Committee

...will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Chief of the Forest Service on developing...Management Plan and a July memorandum from the Secretary of Agriculture, Addressing Sustainable Forestry in Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-17/usfs-seeks-candidates-new-tongass-fe
Outdoors
Nation must improve school lunch program

President Barack Obama's nomination of Iowa's Tom Vilsack for Secretary of Agriculture is a winner. In an interview this week, Vilsack called for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to "champion everyone who eats...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021009/let_386539356.shtml
Forest Service to modify Tongass plan

...a way that supports the continued viability of the forest industry in Southeast Alaska, per the direction of Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack."The Tongass is currently due for a revision and renewal of its five-year plan. The Forest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/forest-service-modify-tongass-plan
State
A new plan for the Tongass National Forest

...a way that supports the continued viability of the forest industry in Southeast Alaska, per the direction of Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack."Vilsack introduced his Transition Framework for the Tongass in 2010. The plan called for a transition...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/new-plan-tongass-national-forest
State
In the Tongass, every job counts

...abundant yearly commercial salmon harvests demonstrate that logging can be done responsibly.This is why I find Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's decision to shut down old-growth logging unacceptable. It's a decision we will fight.Federal...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-11/tongass-every-job-counts
Opinion
Ag. Secretary Vilsack Announces New Timber Plan for Tongass

...bill recently moved through the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee.The provision would allow the Secretary of Agriculture to approve the harvest of second-growth trees that would typically be considered too small.The fifth point...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-03/ag-secretary-announce-new-timber-plan-t
State
Rep. Young's Sealaska land bill passes House

...structures and surveillance equipment on land under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior or the Secretary of Agriculture.H.R. 2578 now moves to the Senate.? Contact reporter Russell Stigall at 523-2276 or at russell.stigall...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-06-24/rep-youngs-sealaska-land-bill-passes-ho
Local
Ketchikan mill is awarded Orion North timber

...after the Obama administration's approved the sale. Orion North timber sale is the first such awarded since Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced in May he would personally review all timber sales in roadless areas of national forests...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071509/loc_463956344.shtml
Anti-Alaskan Democrats pose a threat to the future of the Southeast economy

...administration to switch production to kraft grade pulp. In a one-page letter to the regional forester, Under Secretary of Agriculture James Lyons not only said no, he ordered ALP's long-term timber contract canceled. In 1995, President...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090907/opi_20070909007.shtml
Opinion

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