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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
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
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-07/my-turn
Opinion
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-10/ketchikan-home-has-custom-staircase-lof
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/conservationists-celebrate-delay-big-th
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-01/forest-service-approves-big-thorne-timb
State
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, Valley...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-02-28/around-town-thursday-feb-28
Local

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