State proposes clear cutting old growth acres on Mitkof Island


March 21, 2024

Map of the proposed Frederick Point Salvage timber sale. The boldly outlined, slashed through sections are the area where 219 acres of old growth timber are being proposed for harvest on state land.

Over the next five years, the Division of Forestry & Fire Protection (DOF) is proposing to harvest timber on thousands of acres of state lands in southern Southeast Alaska - including 1,213 acres on Mitkof Island.

This preliminary plan was revealed in a Five-Year Schedule of Timber Sales (FYSTS) scoping document outlining the timber sale activity on state land in southern Southeast proposed by DOF, which is available for public comment until early April. It can be viewed at the Petersburg Public Library or online.

According to the scoping document, most of the timber harvests will be by the cl...

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