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Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...most flexible of the state's timber sales and allow the state to continue supporting Southeast's existing mills, State Forester Chris Maisch said.Right now, this type of sale - called a "118" - can only be used when there's extra state...
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Tongass planning meeting closes with hope

...scheduled for April with the location yet to be determined."We've made it a long way down the road we're on," State Forester Chris Maisch said. "We still have a ways to go, but I'm fairly confident we're going to get there." Get more...
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...mills with about 13 million board feet per year from its forests, which include only 50,000 acres in Southeast, state forester Chris Maisch said. In comparison, the Tongass National Forest covers 17 million acres."The allowable cut wouldn't...
Six new biomass projects projected for the state

...It's a local fuel as opposed to barging in fuel oil," she said.Also at the Board of Forestry meeting, State Forester Chris Maisch gave an update on SB28, a measure that would establish a state forest in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley...
Boreal forests burning at historic rate

...researchers. And the length of the fire season and the intensity of the fires have increased in just the past decade, said state forester Chris Maisch, director of the Alaska Division of Forestry."We're observing change," Maisch said. "There's...
Beloved tree damaged by beetles of the tree will be dead by next year, said a state forester who examined the tree and diagnosed it with a bad...said.One of the experts who examined the tree, state forester Jim Smith of the Division of Forestry, said there...
Tongass old growth should stay in federal hands

...Alaska. That's why when I learned of the statements made recently by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, and Alaska State Forester Chris Maisch I was dismayed.The senator and Maisch, speaking before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee...
State Briefs

...much difference because its timber is of low value and is not expected to attract much interest from buyers, said state forester Jeff Jahnke. The Tanana forest is open to activities such as mining and dog mushing and is governed by a forest management...
Fish and Game, timber industry at odds over culverts

...protest. Timber industry players fired off a flurry of letters to the governor, the Fish and Game commissioner and the state forester. "This initiative would add an incredible workload to permitting efforts - something many operators cannot afford...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...increasingly, locals are feeling pushed out of their favorite places by tourists, he said. The appeal is in the hands of state forester Jeff Janhke, who expects to make a decision within a month. ``We're committed to trying to resolve the differences...


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