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By Dan Rudy 

Forest Service taking ideas for new Tongass project


March 15, 2018

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Wrangell residents commiserate with staff from the local and Petersburg Forest Service offices at the Nolan Center last Thursday. USFS is reaching out to residents of the two districts for input on a long-range project to undertake.

The Forest Service held a public input session with Wrangell residents last week, as it puts together ideas for a 10- to 15-year project to benefit the Wrangell and Petersburg districts of the Tongass National Forest.

The Central Tongass Landscape Level Analysis would plan for a major project on a large scale that would increase the number of activities authorized in a single analysis and decision. It reflects a larger effort nationwide to improve the USFS environmental analysis process, and the approach is hoped to allow site-specific projects to move forward more quickly.

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