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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
My Turn: Tongass officials should look to the future

...rather wood. The old clearcuts have grown sufficiently to provide an economic product for loggers and factories. Tongass forests absorb and store massive amounts of carbon dioxide from the air, helping to regulate Alaska's climate. In addition...
Former volunteer named Sitka District ranger

...for more than a decade, and who is moving into the Tongass Forest Supervisor's office heading up recreation, lands...Putz, who works in the recreation department for the Tongass Forest Supervisor's office.
Not the time to close the cabins

...experience!Like many people, I was concerned when I learned the Forest Service is considering scaling back its Tongass Forest cabin program and closing some of its lesser-used cabins. I understand that the cabin program is not revenue positive...


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