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Tongass Advisory Committee meets in Juneau


January 10, 2015
Saturday PM

(SitNews) Petersburg, Alaska - The fifth meeting of the Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC) is January 20–23, 2015 at Aspen Suites Hotel, 8400 Airport Blvd., in Juneau, Alaska.

The meeting will focus on reviewing themes and suggestions from public comments submitted to date; reviewing procedures for formalizing TAC recommendations; clarifying perspectives and interests about where and how young growth should be harvested; refining a list of possible implementation strategy topics in anticipation of further deliberation; and revisiting the goals and logistics of future TAC meetings.

The Committee encourages members of the public to provide input to the process through oral and/or written comment. Every TAC meeting includes a public comment period. Those interested in providing comment orally can register at the meeting.

Written comments at the meeting, or by sending comments to Jason Anderson, Designated Federal Officer, Tongass National Forest, P.O. Box 309, Petersburg, Alaska 99833; by email to, or via facsimile to 907-772-5895. Please note: All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and available for public inspection and copying.

The Committee is being asked to make recommendations on forest management on the Tongass with emphasis on young-growth management; these recommendations may be included in the Forest Plan amendment.

TAC members advise and give recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture through the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. The membership represents a broad and diverse range of viewpoints and expertise, geographically diverse communities in and outside of Alaska, and people with a demonstrated commitment to working on collaborative solutions.

Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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