Timber industry practices in the Tongass National Forest, Alaska

oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Mining, Forest Management, and Bonneville Power Administration of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, first session, on timber industry practices in the Tongass National Forest, Alaska, hearing held in Washington, D.C., June 29, 1983. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Mining, Forest Management, and Bonneville Power Administration.

Publisher: U.S. G.P.O. in Washington

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  • Lumber trade -- Alaska.,
  • Competition, Unfair -- Alaska.,
  • Restraint of trade -- Alaska.,
  • Tongass National Forest (Alaska)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF27 .I5363 1983a
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 410 p. ;
Number of Pages410
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Open LibraryOL2818122M
LC Control Number83603039

  The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear a last -ditch effort by the State of Alaska to exempt America 's largest national forest from a national rule protecting undeveloped, road -free national forest areas from logging and road construction. The State sought to overturn a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that kept the Roadless Area Conservation Rule in effect in . The National Forest Management Act (NFMA) of (P.L. ) is a United States federal law that is the primary statute governing the administration of national forests and was an amendment to the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of , which called for the management of renewable resources on national forest lands. The law was a response to .   AdventureSmith Explorations has joined the Alaska Wilderness League along with dozens of organizations and business to support a sustainable Tongass National Forest management plan. Conservation is a cornerstone of our business and founder Todd Smith has worked to promote wilderness in the Tongass since his days working as a guide in Alaska.   Just , acres out of million forested acres have been harvested in the Tongass in nearly 90 years, according to the Alaska Forest Association. Much of the national forest is closed to Author: Erica Martinson.

  Alaskans Challenge Old Growth Timber Sale in Tongass National Forest. By. filed in federal district court in Alaska, says the Forest Service’s environmental analysis is 11 years old and Author: Earthjustice.   Trump's Tongass rule deepens Alaska tribal divides Marc Heller, E&E News reporter Greenwire: Wednesday, Decem Aerial view of spruce forest and clearings at Tongass National Forest.   Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week approved a timber sale in a roadless area of Alaska's Tongass National Forest, the first logging allowed in .   The Forest Service has been widely criticized for offering old-growth sales at an economic loss to American taxpayers and its Tongass timber program is currently under review by the federal General Accounting Office. Timber makes up less than 1 percent of economic activity in Southeast Alaska.

1. Introduction. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service's strong commitment to science-based land management planning and decisions is clearly illustrated by the development of the Tongass National Forest land management plan (TLMP) of and the follow-on studies that were designed to fill information gaps that would assist managers in Cited by: 3. The timber industry in Alaska's Tongass National forest is one such case. A new myth has it that timber harvesting in the Tongass is contributing to the world's global warming problems. This one Author: Frank H. Murkowski.   The current Tongass Forest Plan calls for transitioning away from old growth, and from timber harvest in general as the forest's main focus, but Author: Pat Forgey.

Timber industry practices in the Tongass National Forest, Alaska by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Mining, Forest Management, and Bonneville Power Administration. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Tongass National Forest (/ ˈ t ɒ ŋ ɡ ə s /) in Southeast Alaska is the largest national forest in the United States at million acres (68, km 2).Most of its area is part of the temperate rain forest WWF ecoregion, itself part of the larger Pacific temperate rain forest WWF ecoregion, and is remote enough to be home to many species of endangered and rare flora and ing body: United States Forest Service.

Timber industry practices in the Tongass National Forest, Alaska: oversight hearing before the Subcommittee on Mining, Forest Management, and Bonneville Power Administration of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, first session, on timber industry practices in the Tongass National Forest, Alaska, hearing held in.

The forest industry sustainably utilizes a renewable resource, providing jobs and biomass energy for the 49th state. Most commercial logging has taken place in the coastal zone, primarily in the Tongass National Forest and Native corporation land.

Mapping the Tongass National Forest (Tongass) has generated confusion and contro-versyfor many -use managers need accurate information for responsible planning and on-the-ground implementation, but inventorying the Tongass’s 17 million acres, distributed over remote and rugged island terrain, has been Cited by: 8.

"People Of The Tongass" presents a compelling history of the battle for the heart and soul of, Tongass National Forest, in Southeastern Alaska.

The authors derive their living from the great, temperate rain forest, thus; a pro-forestry bias. It seems Consanguineous to the bias one has for a wood framed house over one of plastered by: 4.

The Tongass National Forest (“Tongass”) is the largest national forest in the United States at million acres, roughly the size of West Virginia, and is located in southeastern Alaska. The USFS has a long history of mismanaging money in the Tongass, with an average loss to taxpayers of $ million per year from [1].

Alaska Timber Industry History Southeast Alaska Summary From the purchase of Alaska until after the proclamation establishing the Tongass National Forest, only small amounts of the timber resources in Southeast Alaska were harvested for local use. Subsequent tothe newly established Forest ServiceFile Size: 56KB.

The Alaska Forest Resources and Practices Act guarantees that streams and rivers are protected by strict regulations and best management practices. Buffer strips along stream banks are now required for all commercial harvest in Alaska on federal, state and private land.

The Tongass National Forest is the largest national forest in the. This superbly researched book tells the story, or perhaps 'stories', of the area now known as The Tongass National Forest.

A little bit of pre-history, a little bit of Russian-American history and then purely American history, all gathered together in one volume to thoroughly document how and what The Tongass National Forest is today.5/5(1). Stikine Area of the Tongass National Forest, Alaska, Resour.

Bull. PNW-RB Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 19 p. Statistics on forest area, total gross and net timber volumes, and annual net growthCited by: 2. Ma press release from plaintiff groups: JUNEAU, Alaska― A federal judge today rejected the Trump administration’s enormous commercial timber harvest and road-building plan for Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest of southeast Alaska.

The judge ruled that the project’s approval violated the National Environmental Policy Act, which Author: Matthew Koehler. The Forest Service has initiated some steps to assess whether its planned transition to young-growth harvest on the Tongass National Forest will support a viable timber industry in southeast Alaska—a goal the Department of Agriculture (USDA) established as part of the transition.

For example, the Forest Service reported refining the data it uses to estimate the amount of young. Tongass National Forest in Alaska is one of these places. While these large-tree stands only account for percent of the productive old growth in Tongass, the Alaskan timber industry has a history of focusing its logging on the largest and most valuable old-growth trees of Tongass, and old-growth areas represent up to 27 percent of the.

The clearcutting battle then spread to Alaska with an billion board feet timber sale on the Tongass National Forest. The Forest Service was also in the midst of other storms at the same time - Roadless Area Review and Evaluation (RARE), several wilderness bills, testimony over the ill-fated Timber Supply Act, the National Environmental.

This publication was released by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources to provide information about the operations of the Division of Forestry during copies of this report were printed in Anchorage, Alaska at a cost of $ per copy.

The Annual Report was produced by the Department of Natural Resources Division of Size: 3MB. The goal was to further economic development and provide jobs for Alaskans from timber harvest and associated activities. Task force members included representatives from the Governor’s Office, state agencies, the US Forest Service, the timber industry, and Southeast Alaska communities.

The Task Force issued its final recommendations in   Today, Tongass-dependent timber industry in SE Alaska hangs by a thread with one remaining OG mill – Viking in Craig – and a few artisanal specialty product mills. These are beset by headwinds like constant litigation, distant markets, uncertain supply, high labor costs, old technology, and now tariffs.

The Forest Service is preparing an auction of land in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska: square miles of hemlock, spruce and cedar, hundreds of years old. there’s no timber industry. This is at least the second recent grant issued by the Forest Service that has landed in the hands of the timber industry to influence Tongass logging issues.

Inthe Forest Service granted $2 million to the State of Alaska to remove existing protections for roadless areas of the Tongass National Forest. Tongass Timber traces the history of the many attempts to develop the region’s forests, revealing the forces that influence the present choices about forest management in Southeast Alaska.

This publication was supported by the Kendall Foundation, Mike Blackwell, the SB Foundation, the Alaska Historical Society, the Alaska Humanities Forum.

Tongass National Forest in Juneau and numerous other parts of Alaska, is one of these places. Referred to as the crown jewel of the national forest system, Tongass has numerous qualities to tout.

It is the largest national forest, covering more than 17 million acres. The future of the Tongass Forest lies beyond logging, but the timber industry has a hard time letting go town of Hoonah in the midst of. According to the Forest Service, it spent $ million from through on timber sales (including road construction) in the Tongass and received $ million in proceeds from these sales.

So it was a surprise to see the U.S. Forest Service — as if in a time warp — recently working counter to that approach in the vast Tongass National Forest of. Publication date Topics Logging Alaska Tongass National Forest Environmental aspects, Forests and forestry Alaska Tongass National Forest, Forest management Alaska Tongass National Forest Environmental aspects Publisher [Petersburg, Alaska?]: Tongass National ForestPages: Alaska's timber industry must contend with the fluctuations of the world Tongass National Forest Receipts and Payments to State (in thousands) FFY 80 through FFY Federal Forest Service, Alaska Region Timber Supply and Demand Alaska National Interest Conservation Act Section (a) Report Number 7.

May File Size: 1MB. About the Tongass. The Tongass National Forest is the crown jewel of the National Forest System. The 17 million acres Tongass National Forest makes up over 80 percent of Southeast Alaska (also known as the Inside Passage or Panhandle) and stretches miles between Ketchikan and Yakutat.

Publication date Topics Forest management Alaska Tongass National Forest, Forest reserves Alaska Tongass National Forest, Logging Environmental aspects Alaska Tongass National Forest Publisher [Sitka, AK?]: U.S.

Dept. of. That same year, Southeast Alaska had a seafood industry workforce of s While fishing is booming in this part of the world, the once-robust timber industry, by contrast, is in sharp decline. According to the Forest Service, Tongass timber. The Tongass National Forest released a management plan update Friday that it says will emphasize young-growth timber sales in the forest, which covers much of.

I read this book for a project I did my senior year of college about Tongass National Forest. This book is a great review of the policies that have affected this particular national forest -- the largest in our National Forest system, and one of the last remaining, fairly intact temperate rainforests in the world/5.

The U.S. Forest Service has decided to make changes in its Tongass land management plan. That means users and interest groups will get to submit suggestions on road-building, logging, stream.In August the groups filed a petition to protect the wolves, which are at risk of extinction because of the U.S.

Forest Service’s unsustainable logging and road-building practices in the Tongass National Forest. The Fish and Wildlife Service in April made an initial finding that listing the Alexander Archipelago wolf may be warranted.