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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
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
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
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
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
My Turn: Protection for wolves indirect, speculative

The U.S. Forest Service awarded the Big Thorne timber sale to Viking Lumber of Klawock last October. The action came after more than a year-long delay, and the sale's implementation is still being...
Study: Tongass transition stalled

...industry is more than 90 percent smaller than it was in its heyday, with only one medium-sized mill in operation - Viking Lumber in Craig.While industry leaders see this as cause for alarm and hope to turn the ship around, Headwaters Economics...
USDA: 'We're serious about a transition'

...he said.The largest sale was recently awarded to Viking Lumber in Craig, the region's last mid-sized timber the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court.The problem is, Viking Lumber is almost out of timber, he said. Because of the time...


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