Petersburg Pilot -

Logging along highway unwanted

 


The Petersburg Borough Assembly agreed to send a letter urging an alternative route to logging Alaska Mental Health Trust (AMHT) lands south of town at its Tuesday meeting. The land in question is on steep hillside located above Mitkof Highway, and the borough would rather see land exchanged than logging.

Last month, the AMHT board announced plans to go

forward with timber sales of lands near Petersburg from Scow

Bay to south of Twin Creek, if a land exchange is not approved

by Congress on Jan. 15. There

is also AMHT land near Ketchikan.

The AMHT board made the decision to proceed wit...



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