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Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

...stop a federal Tongass National Forest timber sale was dismissed Friday by an Anchorage...U.S. Forest Service's Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island. The sale...old-growth and 2,000 acres of young-growth timber near Thorne Bay and Coffman Cove. The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/big-thorne-timber-suit-chopped-down
State | AK legislature
House budget bosses rethink cuts to ferries, timber program

...Alaska Marine Highway System and the state timber program in Southeast, they said at a...1.3 million reduction to the state timber program, eliminating forester offices...said House Finance will re-examine the timber program elimination because of the blow...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-06/house-budget-bosses-rethink-cuts-ferrie
State | Local | AK legislature
Letter: Tongass Advisory Committee has predetermined outcome

...transition from harvesting old growth timber to new growth (note the Juneau Empire...shutting down the remnants of Alaska's Timber Industry. That is what the TAC is doing...will give you almost 900,000 acres of timber base." How can they be so generous...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-25/letter-tongass-advisory-committee-has
Letters
Southeast History in review: Before Dorothy Lake's hydro project

...potential was A.J. Ela, an engineer for the publishers of the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times, who sought timber and power to build a nearby paper mill.From these power surveys we learn a bit about what was going on in earlier times...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-25/southeast-history-review-dorothy-lakes-hy
Art
Alaska Editorial: YouTube the perfect venue for Murkowski video

...U.S. leaders.The strength of Alaska's economy runs in tandem with development of its natural resources. Oil, gas, timber, minerals, fish - it's what Alaskans produce, harvest, mine or catch to make a living and fill the state coffers.State...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-25/alaska-editorial-youtube-perfect-venu
Opinion
My Turn: The Forest Service must change its culture and course

...our forest in simple economic terms, this forest will always be far more important as a fish producer than it ever will as a timber source. Yearly, as our world grows hungrier, our importance as a first class protein producer only increases. If we meddle...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-23/my-turn-forest-service-must-change-it
Opinion
Despite looming cut, changes to timber program debated

...week that would almost eliminate the state's timber sale program, upon which Southeast's timber industry says it is clinging for dear life...and void, opponents and proponents of the timber industry showed up to a House Resources committee...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-05/despite-looming-cut-changes-timber-prog
State | Local | AK legislature
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...Natural Resources more latitude to fill the timber supply gap left by the federal government.Southeast Alaska's timber industry - once an economic driver and...Natural Resources has been providing small timber sales to mills as a stopgap measure while...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/sating-southeasts-timber-famine
State | Local | AK legislature
Ferry, timber, UAS dollars added back

...to maintain peak summer operations in 2016. Timber tussleThe eliminated Southeast timber program was resurrected in part.The Finance...had eliminated $1.1 million from the state timber program budget, nixing seven forestry jobs...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/ferries-timber-uas-added-back
State | AK legislature
State forestry to be managed from Fairbanks

...House-proposed cut to the state's timber program, the state's two forestry regions...will move about the state to facilitate timber sales, Maisch said.Mill operators who...the expected rollbacks, the Southeast timber industry did get a little good news Tuesday...

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

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