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Tongass Forest needs a forward-thinking plan

...majority of the money generated from the forest today comes not from timber but from tourism. Yet only about 1 5 of the Tongass Forest Service budget supports recreation. The Forest Service continues to subsidize logging to an alarming degree. The...
More roads in the Tongass Forest?

...future generations. With all the debate whether the Tongass Forest should be included in the "roadless" ruling, I...have a 25-year moratorium on road building in the Tongass Forest. That should please environmentalists, the timber...
Fishing and restoration are growth industries the Tongass Forest needs

...salmon harvested on the Pacific Rim. More than 17,000 miles of salmon-bearing rivers and creeks flow within the Tongass forest, and it is one of the few places in the world where wild salmon still thrive.As a lifelong Sitka resident and second...
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.

A headline to a story on the new Tongass Land Management Plan in Sunday's Juneau Empire incorrectly stated the number of appeal points Tongass forest officials must address. Fourteen appeals were filed, each with multiple points. They must be answered by July 14.
Ketchikan home has custom staircase to loft

...gorgeous?" Jacobson said. "It just gets more fantastic the more you look at it."Life-long Ketchikan resident and Tongass Forest Enterprises owner Larry Jackson said he was inspired by Jacobson's home years ago, and used it as inspiration when...
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...
Conservationists celebrate delay of Big Thorne sale

...and deer 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...
Forest Service approves Big Thorne timber sale

...comeback. 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...
Around Town for Thursday, Feb. 28

...shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.Tongass Forest Plan 5-Year Review ? public meeting, 6-8 p.m., JACC. Details: 586-3141Parent Orientation Meeting...


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