Doomed from the start - that's the fate of the Tongass Land Management Plan revision recently announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The U.S. Forest Service wants to encourage loggers to cut down young trees and leave the old ones behind.
ANCHORAGE - The University of Alaska Fairbanks has been penalized $127,100 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture after 12 musk oxen died from malnutrition at the school's large animal research station earlier this decade.
PALMER - Stephanie and Jim Gaiser take their cues for living from the Bible and say that when God created man, he put him in a garden. "That was his first line of work," Stephanie Gaiser said.
FAIRBANKS - The U.S. Department of Agriculture accused the University of Alaska Fairbanks of possible Animal Welfare Act violations in the starvation deaths of 12 musk oxen at the school's large-animal research station.
JUNEAU - A divided federal appeals court panel has sided with the state of Alaska in reversing a decision that reinstated the roadless rule in the Tongass National Forest.
BETHEL - Residents from the western Alaska village of Mekoryuk are seeking a larger musk oxen harvest to fit their subsistence lifestyle, as well as a more active management role.
JUNEAU - The Alaska Food Policy Council is conducting a series of town hall meetings across the state to answer people's concerns on food security.
Next week, the Juneau Economic Development Council will host the third Innovation Summit in Juneau. The U.S. Forest Service co-sponsors this gathering of business leaders, government officials, and local stakeholders every year.
ANCHORAGE - The longest river in Alaska and the third-longest river in North America does not have a landing. Emmonak, the community of about 800 at the mouth of the Yukon, has plans to change that.
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