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My Turn: Southeast is paying for slow Tongass transition

Alaska's Tongass National Forest garnered headlines in...whether the Forest Service has honored the Tongass transition framework commitments it made...conversations that had been maturing within the Tongass Futures Roundtable, a series of discussions...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-04/my-turn-southeast-paying-slow-tongass
Opinion
Hunters find giant spruce burl; burls' cause a mystery

...of pattern to it."Though he sometimes sees trees in the Tongass National Forest that people have cut the burls off of - and occasionally...maryc.martin@juneauempire.com.For more information on Tongass burls, Mary Willson's article from last year is a good reference...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-23/hunters-find-giant-spruce-burl-burls
Outdoors
Study: Tongass transition stalled

...dropped the ball on transitioning the Tongass National Forest to young-growth timber...specializes in studying land use, says the "Tongass National Forest has made no meaningful...Forest Service has continued to make its Tongass National Forest timber program its most...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-19/study-tongass-transition-stalled
Local
Forest Service criticized over Tongass management

...end old-growth logging in Alaska's Tongass National Forest have stalled and millions...Service pledged to change the way the Tongass's abundant natural resources are managed...Forest Service's top priority on the Tongass National Forest."Focusing so heavily...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/forest-service-criticized-over-tongass-
State
Sealaska nears final land claim

...will likely receive the final acres of Tongass National Forest land it is entitled to...70,000 acres of the 17 million-acre Tongass National Forest to Sealaska, fulfilling...difficult process "because every acre of the Tongass is precious to someone.""If you put...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-03/sealaska-nears-final-land-claim
Local
True Tongass 'transition' would increase local jobs per log cut

...on the direction of the much-awaited Tongass transition, the Forest Service says the future is now for the Tongass National Forest. We couldn't agree...old-growth timber sale proposed on the Tongass since the 1990s, Big Thorne is a holdover...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-12/true-tongass-transition-would-increas
Opinion
To protect the old trees, Tongass Advisory Committee considers the right way to cull the young

Before the Tongass Advisory Committee can advise the U...to harvest young-growth timber in the Tongass, it must first figure out what it's...harvest.Since the 19th century, the Tongass National Forest has been prized by loggers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-11/protect-old-trees-committee-considers-r
Local
My Turn: Tongass officials should look to the future

Big changes are coming for the Tongass National Forest. Agency officials should...20 years. The similarities between the Tongass and the Siuslaw seem obvious to me - both...no one. Swift, decisive action on the Tongass to fashion a new forestry model will help...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-07/my-turn
Opinion
Group meeting to aid in Tongass transition

The Tongass Advisory Committee met for the first time...implementing a new management plan for the Tongass National Forest. The new plan will shift...provides."There are 15 members of the Tongass Advisory Committee. The group represents...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-25/group-meeting-aid-tongass-transition
State
Tongass Advisory Committee second meeting scheduled

The second meeting of the Tongass Advisory Committee will be held Sept. 10...recommendations on forest management on the Tongass with emphasis on young-growth management...www.fs.usda.gov/goto/R10/Tongass/TAC.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-29/tongass-advisory-committee-second-me
Outdoors

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