Tag: Yak Timber

Logging conflict continues in Yakutat: reporter gets firsthand look

Freelance journalist, Nat Herz visited Yakutat for a few days in mid-January to investigate the logging conflict going on there. He spoke about his trip with CoastAlaska’s Angela Denning who has also reported on the situation. He says Yakutat seems to agree that Humpback Creek is significant, but should it prevent logging is still in question. Read More

Southeast Alaska tribal groups seek logging stopped at historic site

Controversy over a logging project near Yakutat in Southeast Alaska has intensified. The local tribe, an archaeologist and others say a site that’s being logged is home to centuries-old ruins that could provide clues into the history of Southeast Alaska’s Indigenous people. “We know we had a village there," said tribal council member, Victoria Demmert. "And we know there are historical sites there and we want Yak-Tat Kwaan to stop and let archaeologists get in there before everything's destroyed.” Read More

Yak Timber shuts down after shareholder opposition

Yakutat's village corporation, Yak-Tat Kwaan, Inc. cites opposition to the Khantaak logging operation as its reason for shutting down. Yet, shareholders say the corporation set itself up for failure by taking out loans, acquiring equipment, and getting into more debt without communicating with shareholders. Read More

Rifts widen over Yakutat village corporation’s expanded logging

Yakutat’s village corporation has gotten big into the logging business, and some residents are protesting as timber crews prepare to cut in sensitive areas. It’s rekindling debate between shareholders concerned about the Southeast Alaska community’s cultural and ecological resources and executives who say they’re beholden to the corporation’s bottom line. Read More

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