State approves 292-acre timber sale at Whale Pass


April 19, 2023

The Alaska Department of Natural Resource has approved the 292-acre Whale Pass Timber Sale.

The sale, in the community of Whale Pass, population about 60, requires a 100-foot buffer between the harvest area and residential property.

A request for reconsideration of the commissioner’s decision is due no later than April 26.

Whale Pass considers tourism and recreation as its major economic industries, according to James Greeley and Katie Bode, who are Whale Pass residents and representatives of Friends of Whale Pass. “We know that the planned clearcut will kill that industry,” Greeley a...

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