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Environmental groups sue over Big Thorne sale

...organization Earthjustice against the USFS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Regional Forester Beth Pendleton and Tongass National Forest supervisor Forrest Cole.SEACC said the Big Thorne sale is at odds with its work to promote a "local wood economy...
What others say: The right direction

...Alaska's history shows it can overcome big challenges.That's just what maintaining a timber industry in the Tongass National Forest has become.But, Southeast still talks timber, and the U.S. Forest Service's announcement this week that...
Senators push for Tongass timber cutting

...over the slow pace of timber production in the Tongass National Forest. Murkowski, R-Alaska, said chief Tom Tidwell's...permitting for other multiple-use activities on the Tongass National Forest, and the next year we find ourselves having the...
What others say: Economies, like species, must evolve or die

The Tongass National Forest is once again exempt from the Roadless Rule.The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 this week to reinstate exempt...
What others say: No Roadless Rule in the Tongass

Alaska will take the win.A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed this week that the Tongass National Forest is exempt from the Clinton-era Roadless Rule.The ruling allows road building in roadless areas and timber harvest.But, and...
Refuge Notebook: Two jays for two biomes

...Jays have a black head and vibrant blue body. My appreciation of Steller's Jays began when I worked on the Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska. I spent a summer playing a tape recording of Goshawk calls. The idea was that if Goshawks...
What others say: Public use depends on public cooperation

...wall or floor gave away, the Forest Service would be left holding the blame.Michele Putz, team leader for the Tongass National Forest Sustainable Cabin Management Program, said the 12 cabins under consideration aren't regularly used. For a...
Murkowski blasts federal rejection of refuge road has not yet shown that it actually wants development to occur, the senator said.Restrictions on roads in Tongass National Forest are choking the last of southeast Alaska's timber industry and limiting the ability to build out renewable energy...
Scientists ask for salmon protection in Tongass

...referring to the number of watersheds in the Tongass National Forest that would be protected from activities like . Online: Tongass National Forest: For more...
Senate panel advances bills on lands, Denali name

...of Mount McKinley to Denali and a measure that would provide Sealaska Corp. with about 70,000 acres in the Tongass National Forest to finalize the transfer of land owed to Native tribes under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Both bills...


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