Sitka’s Fish & Game Advisory Committee wants to revive a local bear working group to look for solutions to the high number of kills in the community this season.
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Eventually, it will be up to the U.S. Forest Service to choose one of four options, which represent a spectrum of ideas about how the Tongass should be managed.
“People stayed at the table and worked through, compromised, and really did a commendable job of handling a very difficult topic,” says Les Cronk, a committee co-chair and a timber industry representative.
The next time locals go up to West Chichagof for a deer hunt, there won’t be any worry of running across a dilapidated mining tractor.
Sealaska says it will begin logging its new lands later this year. The first two parcels to be cut will be on Prince of Wales Island and the Cleveland Peninsula.