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Board of Forestry to talk about Tongass, roadless

The state Board of Forestry will meet March 26 and 27 to discuss statewide forestry issues.

The agenda will include reports on federal forest management in Alaska, including the Tongass and Chugach national forest plans, Roadless Rule implementation, the Southeast land ownership initiative, and the Tongass 77 campaign.

The board also will hear about road projects, the proposed Susitna State Forest, wood energy in Alaska and endangered species listings.

The meeting will take place both days in the conference room at the Department of Environmental Conservation in Juneau. Public comment is scheduled for the afternoon of the first day.

To participate in the teleconference, contact Marty Freeman at the Division of Forestry in Anchorage at marty.freeman@alaska.gov, or call her at 269-8467.

For special accommodations due to audio or visual impairment, please contact Doreen Dick at the Division of Forestry at doreen.dick@alaska.gov or 269-8463. Any individuals wishing to receive future announcements of Board of Forestry meetings by e-mail or in hard copy should contact Doreen to be added to the mailing list.

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