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 By James Brooks    News    January 26, 2023 

USDA will restore the 'roadless rule' in the Tongass

The Biden administration will ban new logging roads and most development in much of Southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest, the U.S. Department... Full story

 

9 new cabins proposed for Petersburg and Wrangell Ranger Districts

The Petersburg and Wrangell Ranger Districts are seeking comments for nine proposed cabins as the...

 

$14.4 million opens opportunities for new Forest Service cabins

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input on proposed cabin projects in Alaska made possible...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    October 13, 2022

Forest Service honors Anan bears with unique awards

WRANGELL – The U.S. Forest Service spent last week showing that the wildlife at Anan Creek aren't...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    October 6, 2022

Wrangell left off list for final federal pandemic assistance funds

WRANGELL—“Not happy” was how Borough Manager Jeff Good described his mood last week when he received word that Wrangell was left off the list...

 

Juneau landslide damages 3 homes, 'squishes' pickup

(AP) - A landslide triggered by record rainfall significantly damaged three homes, prompted the...

 

Peak budworm infestation eats its way through Southeast forest

Look around Southeast and you will see a lot of evergreen trees that aren't so green.  Southeast...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    April 14, 2022

Their names bear repeating

WRANGELL-If visitors read the bear-sighting sheet at Anan Wildlife Observatory, which the workers...

 

Improvements coming to Petersburg Ranger District

The United States Forest Service announced plans Monday to improve three sites within the Tongass Na...

 

USDA looking to restore Tongass roadless protections

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking to repeal the 2020 Alaska Roadless Rule which...

 

Guest Commentary

Former and current secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack, who was instrumental in reimposing the 2001 roadless rule on the...

 

Yesterday's News

July 15, 1921 Buschmann’s first addition to Petersburg will be placed on the market within the next few weeks, according to John Thormadsater who is...

 

US will revisit Trump-era decision for Alaska rainforest

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal government announced plans Friday to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration last fall to...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Assembly, public weigh in on landless legislation

The Borough Assembly held a work session with staff from Alaska's federal delegation to discuss...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021

Assembly neutral in roadless exemption battle

A motion to support the 2020 Tongass Exemption Rule failed to gain a second at a Borough Assembly me...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 18, 2021

Concerns continue over access across future native lands

Six people addressed the Borough Assembly at a work session on March 10 to express their support...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 4, 2021

Audit finds Tongass timber sales mishandled

A 2020 audit of the Alaska Region timber sales program by the Forest Service Financial Compliance &...

 

Artifact Archive

By 1923, the U. S. Forest Service managed 140 fox farm permits on the Tongass National Forest, covering 78,000 acres. Petersburg along with...

 

Dunleavy plans appeal of mine project denial

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said the state will appeal the U.S. Army Corps of...

 

To the Editor

Thank you To the Editor: Thanks to you my wonderful friends and family of Petersburg for being...

 

2021 marks 30th year weekly Fish Factor column has appeared in newspapers across Alaska and nationally

This year marks the 30th year that the weekly Fish Factor column has appeared in newspapers across Alaska and nationally. Every year it features...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

ANWL answers landless questions

Cecilia Tavoliero, with Alaska Natives Without Land, addressed the Borough Assembly at their...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Assembly requests delay of ANCSA land claims

The Borough Assembly approved a letter on Wednesday to Alaska's congressional delegation asking...

 

Kake turns to biomass heating for cheaper energy

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska island village plans to use an advanced version of an ancient renewable energy system to lower its high energy costs....

 

USDA Exempts Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a final Alaska Roadless Rule that exempts the Tongass National...

 

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