Uncategorized

Interview: Ocean Blvd to model Tongass restoration

SITKA, ALASKA An expert on forest restoration says a controversial thinning project near Sitka is an important first step toward developing a timber industry based on second-growth.
Nick Goulette, the deputy director of the Watershed Research Center in Hayfork, California, believes that “stewardship” sales like Ocean Boulevard have great potential on the Tongass, despite their high cost (an estimated $2,300 per acre).
He was in Sitka in September to meet with the Forest Service about stewardship contracting, which is already at work in lower 48 forests.
Afterwards, he stopped by to discuss the issue with KCAW’s Robert Woolsey
© Copyright 1970, Raven Radio Foundation Inc.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.

Recent News

Yakutat off the air

pleasestandby_web
Yakutat is temporarily off the air. We've got our engineers looking into the problem, and we hope to have things back up and running shortly. Thank you so much for your patience, and we apologize for any inconvenience. more

Native language bill has personal meaning for Sitka family

Jessie Johnnie's speech was recorded by X̱'unei Lance Twitchell in September 2011. He asked her what students of the Tlingit language need in order to succeed.
Twenty Native languages, including Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian, became official state languages on Thursday, Oct. 23. For Sitka resident Heather Powell, the signing marked a personal victory for a member of her family. more