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Conservationists celebrate delay of Big Thorne sale

...happy with the delay of the sale, it's only one of the major timber sales that they are concerned with."We have Wrangell Island, Saddle Lakes and Mitkoff Island," Williams said, referring to areas in the Tongass that are planned for future...
Get ready for the 2012 Christmas Bird Count

...Etolin Islands, as well as a portion of the mainland. In years with poor weather, boats must hug the shoreline of Wrangell Island. For more information contact Bonnie Demerjan at 907-874-3665. Sitka Christmas Bird Count This year the Christmas...
My Turn: The way forward for young growth in the Tongass

...transition.To some, the fact that our program of work includes large old growth timber sales like Big Thorne and Wrangell Island is seen as business as usual. We disagree. Faced with the current reality - there is insufficient young growth of...
Timber harvest expected to double

...some specifically for mom and pop operations. Seley plans to purchase 7 million board feet, roughly 280 acres, on Wrangell Island to help him get through the winter. His current inventory amounts to about 2 million board feet, enough to operate...
Alaska Digest

...timber sale JUNEAU - The U.S. Forest Service has approved the sale of about 27 million board feet of timber near Wrangell Island. The agency denied two appeals to the final environmental impact statement for the Madan Timber sale and dismissed...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...opposed the proposal. Otteson said the chosen alternative, a combination of road and ferry links across Mitkof and Wrangell islands, is faster for passengers. He said it is also cheaper because fewer new ferry terminals and road improvements are...
Ferry chief: System needs to change

...model, and wants to see some routes replaced with them. For example, building a 1.2-mile road at the end of Wrangell Island would allow a day shuttle between Wrangell and Ketchikan to operate. Taylor also supports the much longer, and much...
Shooting in Wrangell under investigation

...anywhere." The City and Borough of Wrangell, with a population of roughly 2,000, is located on the northern tip of Wrangell Island across the narrow Zimovia Strait near the mouth of the Stikine River on the Alaska mainland. It is 155 miles south...
New public cabin going up in Wrangell

JUNEAU - Wrangell Island is getting its first U.S. Forest Service public-use cabin this summer. The Middle Ridge Cabin will be one of about 150 U...
Mountain lion trapped near Wrangell

...of cougars, or mountain lions, in the area.'' The only other mountain lion killed in Southeast was one shot on Wrangell Island in December 1989. Tests of its DNA showed it was likely from a wild stock, not from one bred for captivity, as...


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