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Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...Defense Council, are plaintiffs in a second lawsuit brought by Earthjustice against the USFS over the forest-wide Tongass Land Management Plan. The service is attempting to adapt the plan with the help of a new Tongass Advisory Committee, and plans...
What others say: Court should move quickly to address timber lawsuits

...Alaska's goal - multiple uses in the national forest.Conservation groups also filed a lawsuit against the Tongass Land Management Plan, arguing that it fails to preserve the habitat of deer and wolves.Of course, whatever timber harvest's...
Forest Service offers less Tongass timber for sale this fiscal year, about 35 million less than last year and only 40 percent of the amount approved in the Tongass Land Management Plan, according to the U.S. Forest Service. The agency's projection for timber actually harvested in the...
Roadless ban would cut Tongass harvest by two-thirds

...Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, who has argued that including the Tongass in the roadless ban, would violate the Tongass Land Management Plan adopted last year, was upbeat about Monday's announcement. He noted that there will be a different administration...
Knowles lawsuit plan among barrage of Alaska protest over roadless plan

...based on little or no science, and makes a mockery of the public process that was involved in the creation of the Tongass Land Management Plan and shortcuts the process now under way for the Chugach.'' Alaska U.S. Sens. Frank Murkowski and Ted...
Judge says Tongass log contract cancellation was improper

...find that one of the reasons the contract was illegally canceled is so that they would be free to develop that Tongass Lands Management Plan that ensued,'' Murkowski said. All three members of the congressional delegation welcomed the court...


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