ARDs Comments on “Prince of Wales Landscape Level Analysis Project"

Satellite imagery of Prince of Wales

Satellite imagery of Prince of Wales

POW LLA Issue Statements and Alternatives Comments

The Forest Service is pushing aggressively for continued intense logging on Prince of Wales Island, and has asked the public to submit scoping comments prior to issuance of a draft EIS that is
expected this year.

ARD submitted detailed, no-nonsense comments during each of those comment opportunities, in November 2016 and July and December 2017.

We support the No Action alternative. The Forest Service proposes three action alternatives that would extract between 330 and 689.4 million board feet of timber from both old growth forests and
recovering, regenerating forests that the Forest Service once intended to recover and provide old-growth habitat for wildlife. The action alternatives provide no consideration for multiple use
resource values.

Download our December 2017 comments here. The earlier ones are
available on request.