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1,252 acres of forest on Etolin Island to be milled

...timber, maintaining old-growth forest habitat, and not entering any 2001 inventoried roadless areas," said Tongass Forest Supervisor M. Earl Stewart. "I find that the Selected Alternative provides the best mix of beneficial resources for...
Tongass Advisory Committee finishes its plan for changing forest strategy

...heard ... a lot of interest in implementation, and I think that can begin immediately," Bonnie said. "(Tongass Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart) and his staff can get together and look at ways that we can begin addressing the concerns that...
Former volunteer named Sitka District ranger

...replace Carol Goularte, who has been Sitka District Ranger for more than a decade, and who is moving into the Tongass Forest Supervisor's office heading up recreation, lands, minerals, heritage and wilderness for the Tongass.Like Goularte...
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...
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...
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...
SEACC study focuses on money lost in timber sales

...administer and support every thousand board feet of Tongass timber it sells, it sees about $36 in return. Tongass Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole said the numbers are accurate, but that the Forest Service isn't trying to make money. "If...
Gauging the mine's effects on Berners Bay

...which sits above Berners Bay. Within 30 days of publishing the environmental impact study, it s likely that Tongass Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole will issue the critical decision: how and if the mine should be developed. Tongass officials...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Singleton issued a ruling March 30 that blocks actions that significantly change Tongass wilderness areas. Tongass Forest Supervisor Tom Puchlerz said he couldn't speculate on the impacts in Alaska of today's roadless decision. Environmentalists...
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...


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