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Economics report finds Tongass in a funk


WASHINGTON – A new report from Headwaters Economics, a Bozeman, Mont.-based research firm, finds that the United States Forest Service is continuing to invest at a disproportionate rate into a flagging timber industry in southeast Alaska, while neglecting more sustainable and growing industries like recreation, tourism and fishing.

The Headwaters report, entitled “The Tongass National Forest and the Transition Framework: A New Path Forward,” examines several years of U.S. Forest Service budget and staffing numbers for the Tongass National Forest, America’s largest national forest, a...

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