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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
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
Tongass Advisory Committee second meeting scheduled

...recommendations may be included in the Forest Plan amendment.TAC members advise and give recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture through the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. The membership represents a broad and diverse range of viewpoints...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/tongass-advisory-committee-second-me
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-03/tribe-hires-new-government-affairs-
Neighbors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-alaska-turns-young-growth-for
Opinion
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

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