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Second Phase of Baht Timber Sale ROD Signed


July 07, 2008

Wrangell, Alaska - The Forest Supervisor for the Tongass National Forest has signed the Record of Decision for the second phase of the Baht Timber Sale, located on Zarembo Island, which could provide up to about 4 million board feet of lumber from about 120 acres.

The first phase of this sale was signed in July 2007. That initial sale had included the two units in this second decision that were deferred under a litigation agreement stemming from a 2005 court decision.

The second phase will be offered on the island, which sits some 17 miles west of Wrangell. Access to the units will require construction of just over two miles of roads into the area, according to the Decision. This phase was planned under the previous Forest Plan for the Tongass, but fully supports and implements the recently-signed 2008 Forest Plan amendment, released in February.

The public can view the Decision and the EIS for this sale on the Tongass website.



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