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Letter: Tongass Advisory Committee has predetermined outcome

...United States Forest Service created the Tongass Advisory Committee to provide input from stakeholders for their revised Tongass Land Management Plan. However, in...work on coming up with ideas for the Tongass Land Management Plan, and then told "here...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-25/letter-tongass-advisory-committee-has
Letters
Pure Sole: Running And Talking

...navigate; thus, we hit a parked car, denting the driver's door and removing a headlight. The faster riders escaped into the Tongass National Forest. My buddy and I, enjoying the youthful hilarity of the moment, did not.My hatred of running continued...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-03-29/running-and-talking
Sports
Arizona forest boss to lead Tongass

...plate when he shows up for his new gig as Tongass National Forest supervisor this spring...the past 20 years, nearly every large Tongass timber sale has been appealed or litigated...the phone Saturday that working on the Tongass is "a lifelong dream and an opportunity...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/arizona-forest-boss-lead-tongass
State
Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...related road construction. Another challenged parts of the Tongass Land Management Plan that guide the Forest Service's old-growth...of round logs to Asia would increase jobs per log cut on the Tongass while eliminating massive, controversial old-growth sales...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
State | Local
My Turn: The Forest Service must change its culture and course

...industrial-scale clear-cutting of our home, the Tongass National Forest. Our forest is far too...finest place left on the planet. The Tongass is far more than a commodity, but if...win-win for the forest and people of the Tongass. That work involves fixing failed culverts...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-23/my-turn-forest-service-must-change-it
Opinion
Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

...conservation groups to stop a federal Tongass National Forest timber sale was dismissed...near Thorne Bay and Coffman Cove. The Tongass spans approximately 17 million acres in...about the timeline for the shift.The Tongass Advisory Committee, a stakeholder group...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/big-thorne-timber-suit-chopped-down
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Tongass Advisory Committee fails tourism

The battle over the Tongass continues as the 15-member Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC) prepares for its next meeting...created to quickly and locally address the future of the Tongass in response to the 2010 "Transition Framework," a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-13/my-turn-tongass-advisory-committee-fa
Opinion
My Turn: Timber harvesting in the Tongass

...others: "...timber harvesting in the Tongass - an industry that is renewable and sustainable...history of logging in Southeast Alaska, "Tongass Timber") has never proven itself renewable...residents" ignores the fact that the Tongass already has two extraordinarily productive...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-19/my-turn-timber-harvesting-tongass
Opinion
Tongass planning meeting closes with hope

A diverse group of Tongass Forest stakeholders closed a four-day...representative from Ketchikan, as the Tongass Advisory Committee reflected on its...will offer timber for harvest in the Tongass. Old-growth timber is prized by loggers...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/tongass-planning-meeting-closes-hope
Local
Tongass Advisory Committee to meet again in Juneau

...allow participation by a full quorum, the Tongass Advisory Committee meetings scheduled...communities of Southeast has not changed," Tongass Deputy Forest Supervisor Jay Anderson...committee will make recommendations on Tongass forest management, with emphasis on young-growth...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/tongass-advisory-committee-meet-again-j
Local

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