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US Forest Service chooses Stewart to supervise Tongass


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ The supervisor of the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona, will move north to become supervisor of the nation's largest national forest.

The Juneau Empire reports Earl Stewart has been named supervisor for the Tongass National Forest, which spans more than 26,500 square miles in southeast Alaska.

The U.S. Forest Service in an announcement says Stewart likely will take the new position in May but a start date hasn't been decided.

Stewart says working in the Tongass is a lifelong dream.

He will replace Forrest Cole, who has been Tongass supervisor since 2003....

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