Forest Service seeks public comments on sustainable strategy for Tongass


April 19, 2023

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking suggestions for sustainably managing the Tongass National Forest, with a series of public meetings across Southeast Alaska through May 19.

The Wrangell public meeting is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. May 5 at the Nolan Center.

“Instead of commenting on a plan we present, we’re asking folks to help develop it,” according to a Forest Service announcement of the meetings. That means looking for input from individuals, groups, government agencies and Alaska Native tribes about ideas such as “wood products, clean water, river restoration, fishing, jobs, impro...

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