Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Assembly signs on to Tongass stay, reappoints Prysunka


At its regular scheduled meeting last Tuesday, the Borough Assembly signed on to a letter opposed to adoption of an amended timber plan for managing the Tongass National Forest.

The letter, written by Juneau attorney Jim Clark, petitions recently reelected Sen. Lisa Murkowski to support delaying the implementation of the Tongass Transition Plan amendment, which the Department of Agriculture is looking to apply to the 2008 Amended Tongass Land and Management Resource Plan.

The intent of the amendment is to transition over to a young-growth timber harvest model sustainable both for the enviro...

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