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November 5, 2018

Logging proposed in Tongass forest

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has proposed cutting down a huge swath of old growth timber in southeast Alaska.

The agency published its draft decision Friday on logging as much as 225 million board feet (53,000 cubic meters) in Tongass National Forest on Prince of Wales Island, opening up a 45-day period for people to raise objections, KTOO Public Media in Juneau reported Thursday.


 
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