The Forest Service is planning to shift its focus from old-growth to young-growth timber harvests in the Tongass National Forest. The transition to young growth got its start early in the Obama administration, and there could be at least three more presidents before it becomes a full reality.
The Forest Service is taking comment now through February 22 on proposed amendments to the Tongass Land Management Plan. Sitka District Chief Ranger Perry Edwards discusses how the proposed amendments will guide the agency towards the development of more second-growth harvests. Learn more about the plan and how to comment here.Downloadable audio.Read More