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Egan's attempt to save Haines forestry office fails in Senate

...stationed in or within one mile of the state forest resource management area."Budgets...two forestry jobs there.Haines State Forest, at 286,000 acres, is the second-largest state forest in Alaska.While Egan's amendment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/egans-attempt-save-haines-forestry-offi
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-15/southeast-forest-plan-meetings-schedule
Local
Letter: Tongass Advisory Committee has predetermined outcome

The United States Forest Service created the Tongass Advisory Committee to provide input from stakeholders for their revised Tongass Land Management Plan...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-25/letter-tongass-advisory-committee-has
Letters
Draft Southeast State Forest Plan available for comment

...comment on the draft Southeast State Forest Management Plan through April 30...33 units of the 48,000-acre state forest. The forest units are located...Legislature established the Southeast State Forest in 2010 and 2011 for the primary...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-13/draft-southeast-state-forest-plan-av
Outdoors
State forestry to be managed from Fairbanks

...permits are issued. People with permits are allowed to chop down and haul home cords of wood from designated areas in state forests.The majority of the approximately 1,200 permits issued in 2014 went to people in the Fairbanks, Tok and Delta...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-12/fairbanks-would-control-state-forestry
State
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.Both...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-06/board-forestry-meet-march-23-24
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/sating-southeasts-timber-famine
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-18/sealaska-ceo-transformation-not-easy
State | Local
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's...law, Maisch said.The Susitna State Forest would be about 763,000 acres...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-20/six-new-biomass-projects-projected-stat
Local

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