An old growth timber sale recently announced in a Ketchikan newspaper has one conservation group scratching its head. That’s because this type of harvest, near valuable salmon streams, won’t be allowed in the future.
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.
Members of the Tongass Advisory Committee are unhappy with U.S. Forest Service efforts to speed up their work.
Tongass Advisory Committee member Eric Nichols says it’s a huge challenge to come up with policies for a viable timber industry without old growth.