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State calls for appeals against Vallenar Bay timber sale

...Department of Natural Resources' Division of Forestry decision to sell timber from the Vallenar Bay unit of the Southeast State Forest on Gravina Island are due by May 27.The Ketchikan Daily News reported that the state decided May 4 that the...
Letter: The downfall of the timber budget

...under the Alaska Public Records Act indicate that the driving force behind the push to cut all available timber in Southeast state forests, University of Alaska lands and Mental Health Trust lands came from a meeting in August 2014 between the timber...
Southeast forest plan meetings scheduled continuing its public hearings on the draft Southeast State Forest Plan.The draft, released March 9, describes how the state intends to manage the 48,000-acre Southeast State Forest.Hearings continue 6-8 p.m. today in Petersburg's...
Draft Southeast State Forest Plan available for comment

...Forestry is seeking public comment on the draft Southeast State Forest Management Plan through April 30. The draft plan...Island. The Alaska Legislature established the Southeast State Forest in 2010 and 2011 for the primary purpose of timber...
Board of Forestry to meet March 23-24 and research.Topics for the regular board meeting will include 2015 legislation, the 2016 budgets, the Southeast State Forest Management Plan, a petition to list Alaska yellow cedar under the Endangered Species Act, and other business...
Board of Forestry to hold meeting and teleconference

...Jan. 31. The agenda will include reports and discussion on 2011 legislation regarding: ? Additions to the Southeast State Forest ? Public safety and the Forest Resources & Practices Act (HB 91) ? Invasive species council and coordination...
My Turn: 'Trust me' is no plan for Alaska's future

...the optimum time arrives. In his columns, Murkowski proposes to "help fund education with revenue from a new Southeast state forest." Unfortunately, SE Alaska timber is primarily low grade - a fact that did in the now defunct timber industry...
Southeast State Forest on the way to expansion

The Southeast State Forest is on its way to nearly doubling in size after action by the Alaska...said. House Bill 105 would add 23,000 acres of land to the Southeast State Forest, created last year with just over 25,000 acres of mostly timberland...
Redistricting and gold

...The rest of Southeast faces similar challenges and enjoys similar opportunities. The doubling in size of the Southeast State Forest effected by Gov. Sean Parnell's House Bill 105 offers a ray of hope - especially to towns like Wrangell and...
Southeast timber industry gets a shot of confidence

The Southeast State Forest will double in size with Gov...the additional land under the Southeast State Forest designation would "revitalize...State Forester Chris Maisch.The Southeast State Forest's new 48,000-plus-acre...


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