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Conservationists team with Tongass on wildlife, timber

...roads and thinning second-growth trees. "We have a long-standing relationship," said Dennis Neill, Tongass National Forest spokesman. The Nature Conservancy has worked with Alaska national forests on prescribed burns and land purchases...
Forest Service puts Gravina timber sale on hold, pending review

...Gravina. The project calls for timber harvest on 1,800 acres near Ketchikan and up to 21 miles of new road. Tongass National Forest spokesman Kent Cummins said the move to temporarily withdraw the record of decision document doesn't mean the Forest...
Conservation group files lawsuit over timber sale

...information before awarding a road construction project of about 8 miles leading to a timber sale at Thorne Arm. Tongass National Forest spokesman Phil Sammon says the government will respond to the lawsuit within the required time. However, he says...
Northwest Digest shore, Sainz was apparently caught in the current and is believed to have gone over the falls, said Tongass National Forest spokesman Kent Cummins. Searchers found a raincoat and another item of clothing at the bottom of the waterfall, which...
Forest Service revises its rules plans. The Tongass National Forest is currently reviewing its land management plan published in 1997. Tongass National Forest spokesman Dennis Neill said that the new rules will eliminate old planning requirements that were "incredibly complicated...
Forest Service, SEACC to hold Couverden info sessions

...meetings)," Ferry said. The Forest Service has said written comments are clearer than oral comments. Tongass National Forest spokesman Kent Cummins said written comments are one of the Forest Service's most effective tools for incorporating...
SEACC to file Kensington suit

...inadequate, said Buck Lindekugel, SEACC staff attorney, citing a letter from NMFS to the Forest Service. Tongass National Forest spokesman Dennis Neill said SEACC "has every right to seek legal redress if they disagree with what we are doing...
Court upholds rule that bans building new roads in roadless areas of Tongass well as some recreational-vehicle users, have lobbied the Bush administration to revise the rule. Tongass National Forest spokesman Dennis Neill said the ruling should have no immediate effect on the Tongass as the agency finishes a study...
Greenpeace visit will document clearcuts

...take floatplanes to view "areas decimated by logging." Hwa said she wasn't sure where those areas are. Tongass National Forest spokesman Dennis Neill said the U.S. Forest Service hasn't done much logging around Juneau. "It's intriguing...
Alaska Digest

...the Tongass," said SEACC conservation director Buck Lindekugel in a prepared statement. Kent Cummins, a Tongass National Forest spokesman, said the Threemile project could generate up to 86 jobs. "This sustainable timber harvest project will...


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