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Juneau testifies against budget cuts

The state timber program in Southeast would be drastically...the Department of Natural Resources' timber program, cuts discussed (in no particular...Two of the 80 testified against the timber program cuts. The House Finance subcommittee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-04/juneau-testifies-against-budget-cuts
State | 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
My Turn: Timber harvesting in the Tongass

...stands out above all others: "...timber harvesting in the Tongass - an industry...renewable and sustainable. ..." The timber industry (as Jim Mackovjak has made so...logging in Southeast Alaska, "Tongass Timber") has never proven itself renewable...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-19/my-turn-timber-harvesting-tongass
Opinion
For Tongass' future, panelists talk timber

...transition from old-growth to second-growth timber in the Tongass, some panelists recommend...was gathered to discuss young-growth timber availability. When is a transition possible...million to 30 million board-feet of timber per year, if 55-year-old timber can...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-22/tongass-future-panelists-talk-timber
Local
My Turn: Sealaska receives new ANCSA land

...properties into Native ownership, maintains timber related jobs and helps foster sustainable...freshwater habitat.The days of 'big timber' generated a number of stereotypes about...valid; many others are not. Today's timber industry is much smaller and very different...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/my-turn-sealaska-receives-new-ancsa-l
Opinion
Flipping Douglas Island

...1970s and 1980s. Goldbelt's board of directors recognized the company's timber resources would soon be depleted, and in the mid-90s decided to exit the timber industry and invest in other business opportunities, including the rapidly growing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local
Haines business crafts locally sourced skis

...spruce has so far come from an old-growth tree that fell over in Kraft and Johnson's back yard."We use a lot of salvaged timber, because we can. If you find one big old growth tree that's down in the last few years, you can get - the calculation was...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-25/haines-business-crafts-unique-locally-sou
Art
Alaska Arts Confluence announces second round of Fort Seward art commissions

...impact of the arts in Southeast Alaska's regional economy, with the arts sector bringing in twice the income of the regional timber economy. Arts organizations are responsible for the considerable economic impact, according to the report.Alaska Arts Confluence...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-25-1
Art
My Turn: Tourism suffers under Forest Service management

...expensive corporate welfare program for the timber industry while ignoring impacts to the...of dollars to support an uncompetitive timber industry rather than investing in projects...this same standard does not apply to the timber sale program. The Forest Service knows...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-21/tourism-suffers-under-forest-service-
Opinion
Funding a sustainable Southeast

...to young-growth logging in the Tongass National Forest. That might include supporting companies that turn young-growth timber into finished products instead of operations that ship logs elsewhere to be processed."People say they can't transition...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/funding-sustainable-southeast
Local

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