Report says federal agency lost $600M on Tongass forest
October 17, 2019
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has lost nearly $600 million through its management of Tongass National Forest in Alaska, according to a new report.
The study by the nonpartisan group Taxpayers for Common Sense calculated the losses through roadbuilding and timber sales, CoastAlaska reported Monday.
The average net loss has been about $30 million annually over the past 20 years, the report said.
The U.S. Forest Service did not comment on the group’s report.
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