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Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

...million board feet from about 8,500 acres In the Tongass National Forest.The state received more than $221 million in...lawsuits in federal court soon after the decision by Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole to move forward.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/state-seeks-intervene-timber-lawsuits
State
Forest Service plans to close 10 low-use cabins

JUNEAU - The U.S. Forest Service is closing 10 low-use public recreation cabins within the Tongass National Forest, citing budget constraints.The agency also plans to convert the Distin Lake Cabin, located in Admiralty Island National Monument...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-12/forest-service-plans-close-10-low-use-c
State
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...about 3,700 acres of old-growth forest in the Tongass National Forest on Prince of Wales Island. More than 8,000...forester Chris Maisch said. In comparison, the Tongass National Forest covers 17 million acres."The allowable cut...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
Local
To protect the old trees, Tongass Advisory Committee considers the right way to cull the young

...suitable for harvest.Since the 19th century, the Tongass National Forest has been prized by loggers for its vast stands...There are 435,858 young growth acres in the Tongass National Forest, according to a study by the Forest Service presented...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-11/protect-old-trees-committee-considers-r
Local
Court agrees to review Roadless Rule

ANCHORAGE - A full federal appeals court will review the decision allowing Alaska's Tongass National Forest to be exempt from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas."The 9th U.S. Circuit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-31/court-agrees-review-roadless-rule
State
My Turn: Alaska turns to young growth forests

Management of the old-growth forests of the Tongass National Forest has been the source of substantial controversy both in Alaska and nationally for decades. Many Alaskans recognize the jobs and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-alaska-turns-young-growth-for
Opinion
Company behind Mt. Polley disaster to open mine near Southeast Alaska

...watershed, one of the largest salmon producers in the Tongass National Forest.The Red Chris Project, an open-pit copper...an important salmon-producing river for the Tongass National Forest."A breach like this would be a disaster...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/company-behind-mt-polley-disaster-open-
Local
Senator upbeat at Sitka luncheon

...fish. Her biggest fight for wild salmon in the Tongass National Forest is against the Food and Drug Administration...With successful and sustainable fisheries in the Tongass National Forest, which produces about 28 percent of Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/senator-upbeat-sitka-luncheon
Local
Senators push for fish research in Juneau

...S. Forest Service Alaska Region. "We'd like to know what it takes to keep (fisheries) intact." The Tongass National Forest provides about 28 percent of the state's salmon production every year, but the healthy and sustainable fisheries...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-05/senators-push-fish-research-juneau
Local
Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...organization Earthjustice against the USFS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Regional Forester Beth Pendleton and Tongass National Forest supervisor Forrest Cole.SEACC said the Big Thorne sale is at odds with its work to promote a "local wood economy...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-26/environmental-groups-sue-over-big-thorn
Local

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