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Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...halt the old growth sale," according to the release.Viking Lumber Co. in Klawock was the winning bidder on the sale...further time-wasting appeals will not be filed, and Viking Lumber can begin timber production in April on Prince of Wales...
State | Local | AK legislature
Despite looming cut, changes to timber program debated

...State Forester Chris Maisch said at the hearing.Viking Lumber Co. co-owner and general manager Kirk Dahlstrom testified...The DNR Division of Forestry has saved the life of Viking Lumber multiple times, and if they make these cuts, we'll...
State | Local | AK legislature
Big Thorne timber injunction denied

...growth and 2,000 acres of new growth forestland to Viking Lumber, one of the last local lumber mills in the region...reached for comment late Thursday. A representative with Viking Lumber declined to comment for this article.Southeast Conference...
State | Local
My Turn: Southeast Alaska's wood product industry is world-class

...they are brought to "mom-and-pop" sawmills. Viking Lumber is the biggest of these by far, but with 37 employees...concert pianos in the world are made from our forests. Viking Lumber is actually the largest piano stock producer in the...
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
Visions of a quick switch

...and DellaSala will be organizing a pilot project with Viking Lumber, based in Craig, and a Washington-based mill...Southeast Alaska is largely made up of small businesses like Viking Lumber of Craig or Icy Straits Lumber of Hoonah, which now...
Southeast population growth levels off meeting, several board members lamented the decline of the timber industry. Bryce Dahlstrom, vice president of Viking Lumber, Southeast's last mid-sized timber mill, is on the Southeast Conference board."You watched timber go from...
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...


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