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12/6/2017
Tongass National Forest opens comment period

KETCHIKAN (KDN) — The Tongass National Forest has opened a public comment period seeking broad input regarding how National Forest System lands on Prince of Wales and outer islands will be managed during the next 10 to 15 years.

The official 14-day public comment period for the Prince of Wales Landscape Level Analysis Project began Tuesday, according to the Forest Service.

The POW LLA Project seeks to improve forest ecosystem health on Craig and Thorne Bay Ranger Districts, help support community resiliency, and provide economic development through an integrated approach to meet multiple resource objectives, according to a Forest Service announcement of the public comment period.

“The Forest Service has incorporated public input into the design of the POW LLA Project proposal, received comments on that proposed action to help identify issues and concerns which help drive the development of alternatives, and is now seeking public input on the draft issue statements and alternatives that have been developed for the project,” states the announcement.

Comments can be submitted via the project’s web page at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/tongass/powlla. The web page also contains project information, updates, meeting notices and documents, in addition to providing the ability to sign up for an electronic mailing list.

For further information, contact Project Leader Delilah Brigham by email at: dbrigham@fs.fed.us.