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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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