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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
Local
True Tongass 'transition' would increase local jobs per log cut

...will never create a sustainable wood economy on the Tongass.Sure, there are current market barriers to localizing Tongass forest jobs and ending export-based industrial logging, but these can be removed through shifting subsidies and engaging...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-12/true-tongass-transition-would-increas
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012407/let_20070124010.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012601/Ope_Tongass.html
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-03-08/fishing-and-restoration-are-growth-in
Opinion
August First Friday Art Walk

...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/2014-07-31/august-first-friday-art-walk
Art
Correction

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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060308/loc_285841418.shtml
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
Art
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-09/former-volunteer-named-sitka-district-r
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-29/not-time-close-cabins
Opinion

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