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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell Island sale announced, fraction of expectation


December 14, 2017

The regional forest supervisor with the United States Forest Service issued a final decision on the Wrangell Island timber sale project on Monday.

Addressing a number of objections to the project as it was proposed last year, the scope of the sale approved by the Tongass National Forest supervisor’s office in Ketchikan will be but a fraction of what it had been.

Among five alternatives presented, it was Alternative 2 which the USFS opted for. Of the plans, it had the greatest amounts of acreage and timber deemed to be sustainably

harvested, at 55.8 million board feet (mmbf) over 4,767 ac...

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