The August 2020 internal agency audit found problems with oversight and administration of two large timber sales on the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. It only saw the light of day after Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility sued for it.
Elected officials and residents in Petersburg have also asked about lost revenues from past timber sales and what’s been done to correct oversight.
An environmental group has published 18 memos that outline gaps in knowledge about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. But the Interior Department says the memos are intended to inform future work and haven’t been concealed.
A Washington, D.C., environmental group is accusing the Tongass National Forest of breaking its own timber-sale rules.