Kake successfully halts Forest Service clearcutting in subsistence areas

Residents of the Southeast community of Kake are declaring a victory over Forest Service logging on the Tongass. A federal court judge has struck down a large timber sale on tap for a traditional subsistence area near the predominantly Alaska Native village. The ruling says the Threemile Arm harvest exceeds actual demand for Tongass timber and put the sale on hold until the agency can come up with more realistic numbers.

Melissa Marconi-Wentzel, KCAW – Sitka