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By Dan Rudy 

USFS open house highlights timber sale alternatives

 

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Areas in white represent land available to the Forest Service for timber harvest.

The local district of the United States Forest Service invited public comment on different options for a proposed timber sale on Monday.

An open house was held at the Wrangell Ranger District office to discuss five alternatives put forward in the project's draft environmental impact statement (DEIS), released at the beginning of this month.

Of four action alternatives and a no-action alternative being proposed, the district expressed its support for Alternative 2, which would see the harvest of 65.1 million board feet (MMBF) across 5,309 acres of land on the island.

Under Alternative 2, app...



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