Tag Archives: logging

Forest compromise group ends work

A logged area of Admiralty Island sandwiched between stands of old-growth forest regrows. Logging and environmental protection were among the issues the Tongass Futures Roundtable tried to address.

The Tongass Futures Roundtable is shutting down. The organization tried to resolve Southeast Alaska forest-issue conflicts. more

Collaboration keeps contract in Kake

The village of Kake is on Keku Strait, 38 air miles northwest of Petersburg and 95 air miles southwest of Juneau. A local contractor starts soon on a Forest Service project tailored for small, local businesses. Photo by Melati Kaye.

A collaborative effort involving government, environment and business interests has kept a construction contract in Kake. While it’s a small job, those involved say it’s a model that could be duplicated in other economically-strapped villages. more

Smaller timber sales might help smaller communities

Gordon Chew pilots his boat, the Cool Cat, to the Tenakee Springs fuel dock on Monday, Oct. 24. Chew runs Tenakee Logging Company. (Photo: Ed Ronco)

The era of large-scale logging might be gone from northern Southeast Alaska, but across the region, people are turning to smaller timber sales to earn a living. Officials hope the model can support local economies in the region. And for one family in Tenakee Springs, the effort has paid off. more