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LaSalle man accused of timber thefts arrested in Alaska

...officials say a LaSalle Parish man accused of timber thefts worth more than $100,000 was...stealing more than $100,000 worth of timber from landowners.On Friday he was charged with a new count of timber theft for a total of nine timber theft...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-26/lasalle-man-accused-timber-thefts-arres
State
State calls for appeals against Vallenar Bay timber sale

...of Natural Resources' Division of Forestry decision to sell timber from the Vallenar Bay unit of the Southeast State Forest on...was in the best interest of Alaska. The amount of available timber is approximately 12 million board feet.The project area is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-20/state-calls-appeals-against-vallenar-ba
State
Letter: The downfall of the timber budget

...Paul Olson's May 11 My Turn, "Ax the timber budget," was right on target. The 1,000 acre Baby Brown timber sale on the Haines state forest just upriver...proposed sale's negative impacts to local timber processors and the fishing economy, 80...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-15/letter-downfall-timber-budget
Letters
Tongass plan makes its debut

...its draft recommendations for managing timber harvests in the national forest that covers...U.S. Forest Service should operate timber harvests in the Tongass. Troll noted...tasked with making recommendations about timber management. That's it. It had two...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-19/tongass-plan-makes-its-debut
Local
My Turn: Alaskan timber industry may jeopardize Alaska

...costs and market forces combined to make Alaska timber less competitive than timber from Washington and Oregon. Despite this, the...Service still prioritizes a financially unsustainable timber industry at the expense of other regional industries...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-05/alaskan-timber-industry-may-jeopardiz
Opinion
Big Thorne timber injunction denied

...environmental groups, allowing the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island to move...to Asia, we can actually create more timber jobs here without controversial clearcuts...Forest Service has been trying to get timber to market for these past 20 years over...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/big-thorne-timber-injunction-denied
State | Local
My Turn: Ax the timber budget

...seemingly untouchable state and federal timber sale programs. There were a few fiscally...unsuccessfully proposed to ax the Southeast timber program from the state budget. Unfortunately...services with no consideration for axing the timber budget.Sorry kids. The regional priority...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-11/my-turn-ax-timber-budget
Opinion
Tongass Advisory Committee finishes its plan for changing forest strategy

...Friday morning - and despite criticism from both the timber industry and conservationists - voted 14-0 to...million acre Tongass National Forest from old-growth timber to young-growth timber.The TAC - which includes government, timber industry...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-10/tongass-advisory-committee-finishes-its
Local
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
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

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