Forest Service sued over deer assesments amidst Tongass timber sales

Two environmental groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service over the way it evaluates habitat for deer in the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. The groups says the agency has been overestimating the number of deer the forest can support. The suit challenges four specific timber sales but could have a larger impact on the Forest Service’s Tongass timber program.

Joe Viechnicki, KFSK – Petersburg