Feds announce timber program for Tongass forest

Associated Press: The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday announced a program to open up economic opportunities and spare the remaining old-growth trees in the country's largest national forest. The forest service said the approach in Tongass National Forest will move timber harvesting into roaded areas of previously clear-cut sections and away from old-growth timber in roadless areas. The program is in line with a new direction the Obama administration set for the 17-million-acre rain forest in ......

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