Tag Archives: Southeast Conference

Is the Tongass key to slowing climate change?

A clearcut north of Angoon is green with small second-growth trees. Environmental groups are calling for an end to old-growth clearcuts. (Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News)The Tongass National Forest is in the crosshairs of environmental organizations again. Two large coalitions are pressuring the Obama administration to stop all old-growth logging, in part to fight climate change.

Parnell: Gas line should help coastal communities

Gov. Sean Parnell talks about Southeast issues during the Southeast Conference's Mid-Session Summit Jan. 12, 2014. He wants the gas line's benefits to be shared with coastal communities. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)Gov. Sean Parnell wants to get natural gas to Alaska’s coastal communities. He says a gas line and LNG plant could benefit more than the Railbelt.

Development group pushes new Tongass approach

Second- or young-growth trees cover a Tongass National Forest hillside in southern Southeast Alaska. A proposal from the Southeast Conference could use newer forested areas to replace old-growth habitat. (CoastAlaska News photo.)The Southeast Conference wants to change the way the Tongass National Forest is managed.

Southeast population, payroll hit record highs

Source: Sheinberg Associates/Southeast Conference.Southeast Alaska has more residents – and more jobs – than ever. That’s according to a report released during the Southeast Conference’s annual meeting in Sitka.

Southeast leaders consider region’s maritime industry

The Ketchikan Shipyard is a big part of Southeast's maritime industry, which will be discussed at this year's Southeast Conference meeting. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)About 250 Southeast business, government and nonprofit leaders will gather in Sitka Sept. 17-19.