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For Tongass' future, panelists talk timber

To skeptics of a transition from old-growth to second-growth timber in the Tongass, some panelists recommend changing the framework of the question.
My Turn: Southeast is paying for slow Tongass transition

...and move beyond the stalemated timber wars. It seemed to build on conversations that had been maturing within the Tongass Futures Roundtable, a series of discussions among policy makers and the public.To see where the Tongass transition stood...
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...
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...


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