Borough considers timber sale, other uses for Sunny Bay property

The borough’s Sunny Bay property, a parcel of land on the Cleveland Peninsula about 37 miles southeast of Wrangell, is a potential candidate for a helicopter logging sale someday, though no definitive plans have been made to harvest timber at the site.

On a trip to Sunny Bay with the U.S. Forest Service in late July, Borough Manager Jeff Good learned there are valuable red and yellow cedar trees on the property. However, these trees are sparsely distributed.

Helicopter logging, also known as aerial timber harvesting, entails attaching cables to felled trees and lifting them out of the forest v...


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