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January 20, 2022



I’m Ed Wood, and I’d like to discuss the recent completion of the Alaska Mental Health Trust/US Forest Service land exchange, and the impetus since December 2005 behind our group the Mitkof Highway Homeowners Association’s opposition to the proposed timber harvest on the slopes above our homes and property, Mitkof Highway (State Highway #7), and the Tyee hydroelectric utility corridor.

These slopes are demonstrably steep and unstable, and logging of any type is likely to exacerbate that instability.

“In the event that the Trust elects to pursue a transaction with the Forest Service...



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