Should Alaska's forestry rules require new public safety provisions?

A group of property owners in Petersburg wants state forestry rules to include protections for public safety. The issue stems from local concern over the possibility that an Alaska Mental Health Trust logging plan could cause landslides on the steep slopes above the town’s main road, where many homes and businesses are located. The state Board of Forestry has been discussing the proposal, which has the support of at least one lawmaker in Southeast.

Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg