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Naturally Aware

...information about the Tongass Conservation Society's calendar, call...environmental group, the Tongass Conservation Society. To preserve some Ketchikan over the Tongass Conservation Society's decades-long battle...
Tales of pioneer conservationists

...photographed all the participants. Included were Orvel and Carmen Holum of Ketchikan, who helped found the Tongass Conservation Society - a group so unpopular the members met in secret after dark; Mark Hickok of Anchorage, who helped create...
Roadless comment deadline nears

...the chicken coop on an issue like saving wild forests," he said. Elmer Makua, executive director of the Tongass Conservation Society, pointed to a proposed timber sale on Gravina Island near Ketchikan as a threat to subsistence resources...
Where a logging ban and local hopes collide

...dying industry," said Wayne Weihing, a former employee of the Ketchikan pulp mill and now a member of the Tongass Conservation Society, a grassroots group that opposes the Gravina sale. "They keep saying they have to save the economy. But...
Court OKs Tongass settlement

...the agreement. The plaintiff groups include the Organized Village of Kake, Sitka Conservation Society, the Tongass Conservation Society, the National Audubon Society, the Natural Resources Defense Council, The Wilderness Society, Southeast...
Lawsuit filed over UA land transfer

...lawsuit was filed earlier this month in Superior Court by the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and the Tongass Conservation Society, both groups based in Southeast Alaska. The groups contend that the land grant, authorized by the state...
My turn: Where does SEACC's money come from?

...Conservation League, Sierra Club, Juneau Group, Sitka Conservation Society, Taku Conservation Society, Tongass Conservation Society, Wrangell Resource Council or the Yakutat Resource Conservation Council? Are these groups holding bake sales...
My Turn: Forest Service has a blueprint for disaster

...the man who builds his house in a flood plain, the Forest Service is stumbling into the next 50 years with a blueprint for disaster. Soren Wuerth is a teacher, activist and board member of the Tongass Conservation Society in Ketchikan.
Ketchikan assembly rejects advisory vote on bridges to airport

...the borough should welcome the public input of a vote, although not too soon," said Elmer Makua of the Tongass Conservation Society. "It seems to me there's been a concerted effort to leave the average guy out," said Charlie Arteaga...
Alaska Digest

...Galla, a Wrangell hunting guide, in a prepared statement. The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the Tongass Conservation Society and the Sitka Conservation Society are among the groups involved the lawsuit. The timber sale would involve...


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