The agency is working to catch up on a backlog of repairs and replacements and has a relatively new source of federal funding to address some of those needs.
After a morning spent wordsmithing and getting some new language ready to insert into the document, Tongass Advisory Committee members agreed they had reached their goal.
Members say they are confident about their recommendations, but not sure the Forest Service will implement them.
The committee is expected to give recommendations on moving forward with a plan to transition to second-growth timber harvests.
Two forester jobs in Haines and two in Ketchikan are wiped out in the state budget approved by the legislature earlier this week.
The latest budget cuts under consideration by one committee would chop 13 state forester jobs and close offices in Haines, Ketchikan and Juneau.
The assembly decided to spend $5,000 to intervene, or formally participate in the litigation. The assembly was also considering filing as a friend of the court, or offering its opinion on the timber sale if allowed by the court.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting Friday to discuss possible intervention in a lawsuit to support the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island.