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U.S. Government, Alaska trust have two-year deadline for land swap


August 31, 2017

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Mental Health Trust and federal government have a bunch of work that needs to be done before a land swap approved last year can happen_ work that has to be completed within the next two years.

KFSK-FM reported Thursday that the legislation set a two-year deadline on completing surveys, appraisals and other studies of the land.

The federal government is giving the mental health trust about 31.3 square miles (81 square kilometers) of the Tongass National Forest near Ketchikan on Prince of Wales Island. While the trust is giving the government about 28 sq...

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