Petersburg Pilot -

TLO backs away from logging option in Petersburg

 

January 26, 2017



With the introduction of land exchange legislation in Congress, the Alaska Mental Health Land Trust has

backed away from logging Trust lands in Petersburg and Ketchikan.

John Morrison, Executive Director of the Trust Land Office (TLO) wrote in an opinion piece last week that

with the introduction of S.131 and H.R. 531, 18,000 acres of Trust land would be traded

for 20,000 acres of USFS land as an equal value land exchange.

Morrison wrote, “We understand the importance of this issue to your community and are thankful for your engagement with us on it. As we continue working to generate...



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