Forest Service reviews basics of Forest Plan


January 30, 2020

Courtesy of Forest Service

A portion of the Forest Service's Land and Resource Management Plan map, developed in 2016, showing the different land use designations (LUDs) on Wrangell and Mitkof islands. The primary LUDS that are found on both islands include timber production, scenic viewsheds, modified landscape, and municipal watersheds. A copy of this map and for all of the Tongass National Forest, can be found on the Forest Service's website.

The Wrangell Ranger District of the Forest Service held a workshop at city hall last week to give the public a brief overview of the 2016 Land and Resource Management Plan. The workshop was led by Sue Jennings, forest planner for the Tongass National Forest. The Forest Plan, as it is also known, guides the Forest Service in managing natural resources in the Tongass National Forest.

"The Forest Plan is basically a zoning map with management prescriptions," Jennings said. "A zoning map, as you know, tells you where you can have industrial areas, where you can have multi-family dwellings, whe...

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