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Tonka Timber decision affirmed


JUNEAU — Regional Forester Beth Pendleton affirmed the Tongass National Forest supervisor's Tonka Timber Sale Record of Decision Monday, July 23. The 2,085-acre sale area encompasses most of the National Forest System lands on the southern half of Lindenberg Peninsula on Kupreanof Island, located across Wrangell Narrows from the Petersburg road system.

Four appeals were received on the Tonka project, raising various issues related to economics, water quality, wildlife, and NEPA.  One issue, raised in two of the appeals, related to the use of Alexander Bay for log storage and rafting.  I...

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