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My Turn: Alaska turns to young growth forests

...recreation and tourism, and subsistence in supporting vibrant local communities in Southeast Alaska.Last summer, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced a series of steps to achieve the transition within the next 10 to 15 years. A key part...
Tribe Hires New Government Affairs Liaison

...Assistant Specialist for Intertribal Agriculture Council, and Program Assistant in the Office of the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Office of Tribal Relations. The many associations she developed through internships, fellowships and public...
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...
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...
My Turn: Tongass prepares to enter new logging era

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently announced that the U.S. Forest Service will amend the Tongass Land Management Plan, also called the Forest...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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