Forest Service proposes logging Kuiu, but may be held up for completion of larger Tongass plan

The U.S. Forest Service has announced a final proposal for logging more than 33 million board feet of timber on a southeast Alaska island. The Kuiu timber sale could be the largest single timber project in the Tongass National Forest in many years, but the area has been heavily logged in the past. A legal settlement completed this spring prevents approval of more logging on Kuiu until the Forest Service completes its revision of the overall forest plan.

Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg