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By Dan Rudy 

Forest Service releases updated Wrangell timber sale plan


Submitted US Forest Service chart

A proposed action fact sheet released last week lays out how the latest draft of the Wrangell Island timber sale differs from that in 2013. The most notable difference will be in how the timber is harvested, with a greater proportion to be partial-cut and removed by helicopter.

The United States Forest Service has released an amended proposal for its Wrangell Island timber sale.

Published to the Federal Register on Oct. 27, the proposed action was modified to more

accurately reflect timber volume data collected since the sale was first put out in 2013. A corrected notice of intent and additional materials were released earlier this month.

Under the action proposal a number of

different timber stands would be harvested across the island, from the Mill Basin area in the north down to Fools Inlet in the south.

The updated proposal is slightly smaller in scope than...

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