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Forest Service will get public's help as it drafts logging plan for Tongass

...less controversial."This isn't the first time the Forest Service has tried to work on the plan.In 2005, the Tongass Futures Roundtable came together to discuss many of the issues on the table now, Cole said."That's the first time people...
Timber report criticisms unfounded

...watersheds.SEACC in particular criticized the Task Force because some of the participants had walked away from the Tongass Futures Roundtable. I was one of those who walked away, but only after five fruitless years of seeking consensus. During...
End of an era as Botelho prepares to leave City Hall

...undertakings. I continue to have commitments," said Botelho. He said will continue his work as moderator of the Tongass Futures Roundtable, a group of stakeholders working on Tongass National Forest policy issues. He will also continue to "keep...
My Turn: Recipe for disaster

...mistakes should not be repeated.The Timber Task Force was composed of people who walked away from participation in the Tongass Futures Roundtable, a multi-party collaborative group founded to deal with exactly the issues addressed by this Task Force...
Empire Editorial: State leaders, SE communities stand firm on Tongass' future

On June 20, Sens. Murkowski and Stevens along with Rep. Don Young submitted a letter to the U.S. Forest Service urging that no action be taken to create new wilderness designations on the Tongass National Forest. Communities throughout Southeast Alaska are taking similar stands. Their comment on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) for the Tongass National Forest Plan Revision was published in Friday's Empire.
Tongass enemies put heads together to resolve conflicts

...Alaska can rally around," Rey said. Since the Bothell meeting, the 31 participants have dubbed themselves the Tongass Futures Roundtable and they have met twice - once in Wrangell and this week, in Juneau - without getting into fist fights...
Empire editorial: Keep working hard to shape Tongass' future

...commendable how hard stakeholders who attended the Tongass Futures Roundtable worked together last week to discuss issues...been a do-it-yourself state, and members of the Tongass Futures Roundtable are following in that tradition by building...
O'Connor announced as new Tongass supervisor

...other Tongass officials. In a press release, Cole cited O'Connor's "extensive work with the state of Alaska, Tongass Futures Roundtable, tribal and Native corporation interests, as well as her key role in getting the 2008 Forest Plan completed...
Tongass Futures Roundtable begins first meeting of year in Juneau

The Tongass Futures Roundtable had its hands full Wednesday during its first meeting of...values with the business side of the forest is the main purpose of the Tongass Futures Roundtable. More information can be found at www.tongassfutures...
Court OKs Tongass settlement

...Uloth said talks on the agreement began in earnest last fall and were largely aided by concurrent meetings of the Tongass Futures Roundtable. Not all parties to the settlement were members of the group, but Uloth said that the meetings helped...


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