For Immediate Release October 12, 2015 Contact: Gabe Scott, Cascadia Wildlands, (907) 491-0856, email@example.com Becky Knight , GSACC, (907) 772-9391, firstname.lastname@example.org Oliver Stiefel, Crag Law Center, (503) 227-2212, email@example.com Larry Edwards, Greenpeace, (907) 747-7557, firstname.lastname@example.org Randy Spivak, Center for Biological Diversity, (310) 779-4894, email@example.com Patricia O'Brien AWA-SE chapter, (907) 789-9405, firstname.lastname@example.org PETERSBURG, Alaska … Continue reading Win on the Tongass: Forest Service Withdraws Mitkof Island Old-Growth Timber Sale
Two years ago the community of McKenzie Bridge was surprised to find pending timber harvest signs on their property boundaries with the Willamette National Forest. The community started askng questions and realized that the Forest Service had planned a massive timber harvest that entirely surrounded the town. The sale involved mature forest clearcutting, extensive riverside … Continue reading Goose Timber Sale is Back!
Cascadia Wildlands yesterday filed suit against the Forest Service challenging approval of the Mitkof Island timber sale, a 4,117-acre old-growth logging project on the Tongass National Forest, near Petersburg in Southeast Alaska. This lawsuit comes close on the heals of our challenge to the Big Thorne timber sale, another big old-growth sale that is currently on … Continue reading Lawsuit Challenges Plan to Log Old-growth in Alaska
By Bob Ferris “Kathy Jones, Seneca Jones’ co-owner, said her company didn’t bid on the land because her mill needs lumber but because she and her two sisters refused to be bullied by “eco-radical” environmental groups and believed no other timber companies made an offer.” Oregonian April 2, 2014 We do not traditionally … Continue reading Do Not Let the “Timber Witches” Have the Elliott
by Gabe Scott Where is the Tea Party when we need them? I’ve been spending a lot of time lately with two thick Environmental Impact Statements — for the Tonka Timber Sale, and the Big Thorne Timber Sale — out of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. These fellas are a blast from the past, a nostalgic … Continue reading Crony Capitalism on the Tongass
Scientists blast Tongass deal in House omnibus package Published: Monday, June 18, 2012 Phil Taylor, E&E reporter A group of more than 300 scientists has warned that a proposal to transfer old-growth stands in the Tongass National Forest to a native-owned corporation would allow harmful clear-cutting and could damage the … Continue reading Scientists Blast Tongass Deal in House