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Despite looming cut, changes to timber program debated

...helpful for Southeast Alaska mills.The legislation would eliminate the "sustainable yield" timber harvest limit in state forests on a specific type of state sale, among other changes. Without the change, the state will have reach its limit on...
State | Local | AK legislature
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...we can local mills and communities in Southeast Alaska."Southern Southeast Alaska includes about 50,000 acres of state forest. The Tongass National Forest is 17 million acres.Maisch said 118 sales are relatively uncommon across the state because...
State | Local | AK legislature
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...Service sale was the Tonka project, near Petersburg in 2012. Mills are surviving off that sale as well as supplemental state forest sales, but those won't last forever.The state is supplying mills with about 13 million board feet per year from...
Six new biomass projects projected for the state

...measure that would establish a state forest in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley...the bills and establishing the state forest, according to the assembly', Maisch said.The Susitna State Forest would be about 763,000 acres...
Sealaska CEO: 'Transformation is not easy'

...the market as it is public policy. The vast amount of acreage here is owned by the United States through the United States Forest Service, and their public policy on what level of harvest and how and when that will concern is a public policy decision...
State | Local
Sienicki, Cadiente wed

...Juneau-Douglas High School and attended Fort Lewis College and the University of Idaho Moscow. He is employed with the United States Forest Service San Juan Public Lands Center in Durango and the couple own and operate Terra Environmental in Durango. The...
Final decision issued for Tok biomass sale

...meeting multiple times on the topic, the Tanana Valley State Forest Citizens' Advisory Committee unanimously adopted a...primarily white and black spruce - from the Tanana Valley State Forest near Tok. The 25-year contract is necessary for the...
Tlingit pedagogy creates multiple opportunities for local students, and culture into their classrooms. Elia Krumm has been accepted for a 10-day internship through the United States Forest Service to paddle Tracy Arm as a Kayak Ranger in August. Cheyenne Hinckley was also offered an internship with the...
Canoes leave Douglas for Wrangell

...remarked, as the canoers rowed out into the Gastineau Channel.One of the boats supporting the canoe teams is the United States Forest Service's Chugach Ranger.Lillian Petershoare, a tribal relations specialist with the Forest Service, said the...
Alaska governor refuses federal repayment demand

...ask the Legislature to consider the request."This sequester dilemma highlights the continued failure of the United States Forest Service to successfully manage the nation's forests, especially the Tongass," he said in the letter. Sequester...


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