Letter to Petersburg Pilot; the Best of the Rest in the Central Tongass
On September 6th, 208 Board Member Becky Knight wrote a letter to the Petersburg Pilot addressing the ‘Central Tongass Project’. If approved, the project may log up to 150 million board feet (MMBF) from old growth forest and 80 MMBF of second grwoth. That will come from about 20 square miles of forest on already heavily logged Mitkof and nearby islands and the mainland.
Transcript of Radio Commentary; ARDs Position on Good Neighbor Authority
On September 29th, 2017 Board Member Becky Knight spoke to ARDs position on the Good Neighbor Authority. In short, the GNA will shift sale preparation, administration and oversight of Tongass National Forest timber sales to the State of Alaska and will get the industry “halfway” toward their goal of privatization of Tongass public lands.
Letter to Sen. Murkowski, Asking Withdrawal of Tongass Carve-up Bills
On September 15, 2016, ARD (then GSACC) sent a letter to Senators Murkowski and Cantwell, the chair and ranking member of the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, asking Murkowski to withdraw seven bills she introduced during the summer. The bills would carve up the Tongass, taking away over 2 million acres of the best remaining forest lands. Transfers would be made to the state, the Alaska Mental Health Trust, five new native corporations, and more.
Legislature’s Proposed $35 Million Capital Budget Item – Juneau Access Project
On May 1st, 2014, ARD (then GSACC) sent a letter to Governor Parnell asking for a veto of the $35 million appropriation included in the Legislature’s Capital Budget for work on a segment of the proposed Juneau Access project – a road between Juneau and the Katzehin River.