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Forest officials pull Mitkof timber sale


KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has withdrawn findings that the proposed timber sale on Mitkof Island near Petersburg has no significant environmental impact.

The federal agency pulled

its decision notice earlier this month. The sale was

projected to provide roughly 28.5 million board feet on roughly 4,117 acres on Tongass National Forest land, The Ketchikan Daily News reported.

“After considering the local industry’s concerns with the proposed sale and reviewing certain aspects of the

project’s implementation, I believe an opportunity exists for improving the pr...

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