Representatives from across Southeast and the country will meet in Sitka this week to hash out timber issues on the Tongass, as the U.S. Forest Service tries to switch its focus from old-growth logging to harvesting smaller, younger trees.
Greg Killinger was a career Forest Service employee who -- had he wanted to -- could have worked anywhere in the system. When the 52-year-old’s body was found last Sunday (5-25-14) on Sitka’s Mt. Verstovia trail -- an apparent heart attack -- the news was met with shock and disbelief. Here's what his loss means for the Tongass.