Elected officials and residents in Petersburg have also asked about lost revenues from past timber sales and what’s been done to correct oversight.
The federal subsistence board approved a special hunting request on Monday that permits the Organized Village of Kake to harvest deer or moose out of season.
Dave Schmid is tasked with managing over 22 million acres of federal land. Asked about the balancing act required for managing public lands, he spoke of his office’s commitment to all facets of Southeast Alaska’s economy, including timber.
Regional Forester Beth Pendleton will retire in April after eight years in the position.