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

...of 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-14/1252-acres-forest-etolin-island-be-mill
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David John Nesgoda

...built for them in a quiet part of Tee Harbor. David started the project with trees he personally selected from the Tongass Forest subsistence lumber program. He had many life-long friends scattered throughout the country, with whom he never...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175191182
Tongass Advisory Committee finishes its plan for changing forest strategy

...We 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-10/tongass-advisory-committee-finishes-its
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Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...sustainable approach," Hafey said. "We have no plans to challenge smaller timber sales."Larry Jackson owns Tongass Forest Enterprises in Ketchikan. It's a small mill that processes 150,000 to 200,000 board feet per year, one of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
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Tongass Advisory Committee to meet again in Juneau

...Box 309, Petersburg, AK 99833, or by facsimile at (907)772-5895. The committee will make recommendations on Tongass forest management, with emphasis on young-growth management, which may be included in the Forest Plan amendment. The...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/tongass-advisory-committee-meet-again-j
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Tongass planning meeting closes with hope

A diverse group of Tongass Forest stakeholders closed a four-day meeting Friday afternoon with a feeling that surprised many: optimism."I'm guardedly optimistic...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/tongass-planning-meeting-closes-hope
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Viking Lumber wins Big Thorne contract, again

...the projects near Petersburg, Ketchikan and Hydaburg, saying the Forest Service planned the sales under the 1997 Tongass Forest Plan, but used deer population requirements of the most recent 2008 plan."The logging plans did not take into...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-02/viking-lumber-wins-big-thorne-contract-
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Celebrating Walter Soboleff Day: A Remembrance

...biggest lesson I ever learned in the chapel there: 'Take care of the old person you are going to become.'"The Tongass Forest made Killisnoo a bustling, productive community, and its people processed everything from herring to whales and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-14/celebrating-walter-soboleff-day-remembr
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USDA: 'We're serious about a transition'

...has 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/usda-were-serious-about-transition
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KTOO: Pet photo show and CD release for Pete Griffin's "Welcome to Alaska"

...reception celebrating the release of Pete Griffin's new CD of personal stories, "Welcome to Alaska, Tales from the Tongass Forest and Beyond." Griffin worked for the US Forest Service as a wildlife biologist and then as a district ranger until...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-29/ktoo-pet-photo-show-and-cd-release-pete-g
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