The Mental Health Trust Authority owns lands in Petersburg it wants to swap for Tongass National Forest acreage elsewhere in the region. Resulting timber sales would raise money for the Trust.
With a federal land swap in the works, the Alaska Mental Health Trust says they’ll pass on the controversial timber sale.
The two sides say the agreement is a milestone in a long process of swapping some Tongass land for acreage near a half dozen Panhandle communities.
A proposed land swap between the City and Borough of Juneau and Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church could open up about 150 acres on Pederson Hill to housing development.