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USDA: 'We're serious about a transition'

...begun several programs that focus on young growth, which are timber stands that have been harvested before, Tongass Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole said. The agency is aiming for a 10- to 15-year transition, to give time to Southeast mills...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/usda-were-serious-about-transition
Local
Former volunteer named Sitka District ranger

...more than a decade, and who is moving into the Tongass Forest Supervisor's office heading up recreation, lands, minerals...who works in the recreation department for the Tongass Forest Supervisor's office.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-09/former-volunteer-named-sitka-district-r
State
Forest Service approves Big Thorne timber sale

...As for opponents of the sale, they say the decision is bad for salmon streams and local deer populations.Tongass Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole said the decision to allow 6,186 acres of old-growth and 2,299 acres of young-growth to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-01/forest-service-approves-big-thorne-timb
State
Conservationists celebrate delay of Big Thorne sale

...on the island."This is new information that I cannot ignore," Pendleton wrote.Pendleton has directed Tongass Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole to consult with the Interagency Wolf Task Force to evaluate Person's statement. Pendleton also...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/conservationists-celebrate-delay-big-th
State
Ask the right question

In his recent My Turn article, Tongass Forest Supervisor Tom Puchlerz poses the question, "How much wilderness is enough?" The question many of us who work, play, and use the fish...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061302/let_letter1.shtml
Opinion
Supervisor repeats Tongass half-truths

In his recent My Turn, Forrest Cole, Tongass forest supervisor, did a good job of repeating the same half-truths about the forest that we have been hearing for the last 20 years. Here's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060805/let_20050608004.shtml
Opinion
Forest Service job changes on the way

...Last week, James Bartelme was named acting Tongass forest supervisor, based in Ketchikan. His title is indicative...the Tongass is based in Ketchikan. Though the Tongass forest supervisor is the top authority, the restructuring plan...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021099/Loc_forest.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Last week, James Bartelme was named acting Tongass forest supervisor, based in Ketchikan. His title is indicative...the Tongass is based in Ketchikan. Though the Tongass forest supervisor is the top authority, the restructuring plan...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021099/Loc_forest.shtml
Federal officials open public review of latest Tongass plan

...alternatives for balancing logging, recreation, mining, tourism and other uses of the Tongass National Forest. Tongass Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole said the agency wants to get away from "business as usual" and work collaboratively with all...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011407/sta_20070114003.shtml
News
USFS to evaluate Tongass wilderness

...this month to address wilderness protections, while continuing to analyze areas for possible timber sales, Tongass Forest Supervisor Tom Puchlerz said. The supplement will be released for a 90-day public comment period in early 2002. "This...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091601/Loc_tongass.shtml
Local

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