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Forest Service agreement improves management practices

...as inventory and treatment of young growth stands on State of Alaska and private lands. This effort supports Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack's steps to conserve the 17-million-acre Tongass National Forest by transitioning to sustainable...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-02/forest-service-agreement-improves-m
Neighbors
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
My Turn: Tourism suffers under Forest Service management

...industry while ignoring impacts to the visitor industry. We agree. Both Regional Forester Beth Pendleton and Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack initially promised that their efforts to "transition to young growth harvests" would include...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-21/tourism-suffers-under-forest-service-
Opinion
Tongass planning meeting closes with hope

...hopeful they are that they will find the common ground necessary to present a satisfactory recommendation to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. The Forest Service will request recommendations from the committee...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/tongass-planning-meeting-closes-hope
Local
Tongass Advisory Committee to meet again in Juneau

...management, which may be included in the Forest Plan amendment. The recommendations will be submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture through the chief of the US Forest Service. For more information about the work of the Tongass Advisory Committee...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/tongass-advisory-committee-meet-again-j
Local
For Tongass' future, panelists talk timber

...more questions than answers, but the committee hopes to finalize language on possible recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service by Friday afternoon. Further meetings will be held in other Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-22/tongass-future-panelists-talk-timber
Local
USDA: 'We're serious about a transition'

...growth versus young growth.After announcing in 2010 plans to transition the forest to young growth, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced in a 2013 memo a strategy for the transition. In the past year, the Forest Service has...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/usda-were-serious-about-transition
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
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

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