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SEACC response to Tongass transition


To the Editor:

True Tongass ‘transition’ would increase local jobs per log cut.

In its latest statement on the direction of the much-awaited Tongass transition, the Forest Service says the future is now for the Tongass National Forest. We couldn’t agree more, and we’re happy to see the agency working with local people to chart a course toward a more prosperous and sustainable future for Southeast Alaskan communities.

But if local stakeholder consensus is the goal, the Forest Service’s decision to include industrial-scale old-growth timber sales like Big Thorne is off-target. The...

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