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Forest Service plans to close 10 low-use cabins

...on the Petersburg District; Binkley Slough Cabin on the Wrangell Ranger District; McGilvery Cabin within the Thorne Bay Ranger District; and Square Lake Cabin within the Yakutat Ranger District.
To protect the old trees, Tongass Advisory Committee considers the right way to cull the young

...terrain flat enough to be safely loggged, for example) for harvest. Most suitable young growth is located in the Thorne Bay Ranger District."We have to figure out what is the land base we're talking about," committee member Lynn Jungwirth said...
Tongass National Forest to release Big Thorne Project

...Project EISP.O. Box 19001Thorne Bay, AK 99919-0001? Hand-delivered comments should be brought to the Thorne Bay Ranger District, 1312 Federal Way, Thorne Bay, AK 99919. The hours for submitting hand-delivered comments are 8 a.m. to...
Timber scraps providing heat

...future from thinning projects," Neill said. The Thorne Bay school district and the Tongass National Forest's Thorne Bay ranger district are both considering converting from oil to wood-fired boilers. The ranger district would use wood scraps...
Lauds small timber sales

...providing small quantities of wood in a timely manner to nearby businesses. Almost all the wood sold on the Thorne Bay Ranger District these days is through the micro-sale program. Compare these community-focused, value-packed, environmentally...
Public workshops planned on Big Thorne Stewardship Area

...the associated public comment periods. The first workshop is being planned for May 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Thorne Bay Ranger District Office. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Additional workshops will be scheduled every 3 to 4 weeks...
My Turn: Bad legislation keeps coming back

...are being protected? The current economic development selections are now situated almost entirely inside the Thorne Bay Ranger District. Where was Sealaska's consideration for local jobs when they cut to the bone around Hoonah and Kake, where...
Forest Service considers SE Alaska road closures

KETCHIKAN - The Craig and Thorne Bay Ranger Districts are seeking to reduce the 1,419 miles of open Forest Service roads on Prince of Wales Island by 40 percent. Thorne Bay District...
Groups appeal Prince of Wales logging plan

...of Wales Island, northeast of the community of Thorne Bay. It covers about 56,133 acres mostly within the Thorne Bay Ranger District. The Forest Service announced in a June ruling it would allow 75 million board-feet to be harvested from about...
Roadless policy weighed like Wrangell for recreation is drive out the road. They go berry picking or get Christmas trees.'' The Thorne Bay Ranger District already has a network of more than 2,000 miles of logging road. Many have become regular thoroughfares, including...


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