A bill transferring 70,000 acres of the Tongass National Forest to Sealaska has passed Congress. It's attached to a defense-spending act, which is on its way to the President’s desk.
A top Forest Service official says fewer unprocessed logs will be sold overseas under a transition to harvesting younger trees.
Alaska will continue its court battle against a U.S. Forest Service policy that blocks logging in undeveloped areas of national forests.
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.
A fire warning for parts of northern Southeast has been expanded to the whole region.
A federal appeals court issued an opinion saying the roadless rule should not apply to Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.
Legislation urging the state to take over some Tongass National Forest lands is attracting questions and opposition.
The Forest Service is setting up an advisory board to help rewrite the Tongass National Forest’s management plan.
Can Southeast’s timber industry survive while only logging second-growth forests? An Oregon research group says it can. And it could happen sooner than many expect.
The Forest Service has decided to make changes in its Tongass land management plan.