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Viking Lumber wins Big Thorne contract, again

...announced Tuesday that Viking Lumber Co. in Klawock is the winner of the sale's stewardship contract. Tongass National Forest spokesman Kent Cummins said he is unable to comment on the dollar value of the contract, or how many companies bid...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Forest Service revises its rules

The U.S. Forest Service announced Wednesday it is lifting the decades-old requirement that national forests, such as the Tongass, conduct detailed and lengthy environmental reviews of their land management plans.
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...
Industrial logging ban sought

...There are no threatened or endangered species on our forest after 100 years of our management," responded Tongass National Forest spokesman Dennis Neill. "If we had done a terrible job, there wouldn't be a wonderful forest. In terms of logging...
Activists flood company with letters against veneer plant

...areas, of which about 300,000 acres are available for timber harvest, according to the Forest Service. Tongass National Forest spokesman Dennis Neill said the forest plan keeps most Tongass roadless areas unmodified. Forest Service management...


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