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AMHTA to sell timber on slide-prone land near Petersburg

 


The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (AMHTA) board approved the sale of timber on two parcels they own in Ketchikan and Petersburg on August 24. According to the Trust, the sale will move forward if Congress does not pass legislation this session requiring the U.S. Forest Service to exchange land with equal timber values for the parcels.

According to the Trust the two land parcels will be rendered valueless if they are not marketed soon.

The parcel of land near Petersburg runs along a section of uplands along Mitkof Highway that is prone to landslides, which could impact homes and prope...



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