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Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...The groups exempted these from their suits "in seeking to halt the old growth sale," according to the release.Viking Lumber Co. in Klawock was the winning bidder on the sale, and plans to begin work April 1. It's also the last remaining...
State | Local | AK legislature
Despite looming cut, changes to timber program debated

...reach its sale limit in Southeast forests in two to three years, State Forester Chris Maisch said at the hearing.Viking Lumber Co. co-owner and general manager Kirk Dahlstrom testified in support of the bill, which he said would allow the state...
State | Local | AK legislature
Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

...acres in Southeast Alaska and is the United States' largest national forest.The majority of the timber would go to Viking Lumber Co. in Klawock, the winning bidder on the sale. A small portion of the sale would go to the region's mom-and-pop...
State | AK legislature
Juneau testifies against budget cuts

...put Southeast's remaining timber industry at significant risk of collapse, testifiers said Tuesday. Mills like Viking Lumber Co., on Prince of Wales Island, rely on state timber sales to stay afloat while federal sales are held up in court...
State | AK legislature
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...has been appealed, litigated or both, he said.That's the case for the Big Thorne sale, awarded last fall to Viking Lumber Co. in Craig. Before the sale was awarded, three conservation groups - the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council...
State | Local | AK legislature
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...Thorne sale stalls or is cancelled through litigation, industry representatives and the U.S. Forest Service say.Viking Lumber Co. in Klawock is the only remaining mid-sized mill in Southeast. As recently as 2008, there were three mills of...
Viking Lumber wins Big Thorne contract, again

...contract for the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island.The U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday that Viking Lumber Co. in Klawock is the winner of the sale's stewardship contract. Tongass National Forest spokesman Kent Cummins said...
Groups sue over timber sale in Tongass

...region. The Forest Service in December put about one-third of the Logjam timber targeted for harvest out for bid. Viking Lumber Co. was the only bidder. Critics maintain that the Logjam timber sale was designed to keep Viking, one of the few...
Forest Service downsizes 1,477-acre Tongass sale

...Tongass spokesman Dennis Neill said his agency agreed to the settlement because it allowed the timber contractor, Viking Lumber Co. of Klawock, to harvest enough timber to remain open and keep revenue coming into the small community. "We were...
Various users brainstorm on Tongass forest plans

...I'm still not sure how it's now economical," he said after hearing about the improvements. Kirk Dahlstrom of Viking Lumber Co. in Craig said the Tongass Futures Roundtable was most valuable for its small groups, both the topical subgroups...


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