A timber harvest has been proposed on Gravina Island in the Blank Inlet area, on land owned by the University of Alaska.
According to a public notice on the UA lands office website, the university received a letter of interest from a company that wants to log parts of the university’s approximately 500 acres. The trees on that parcel include Sitka spruce, Western hemlock and red cedar.
The area currently is accessible only by boat or floatplane. According to the public notice, the timber would be selectively harvested by helicopter.
The University of Alaska Facilities and Land Management office is accepting comments on the proposal through June 2nd.
The public may submit comments by fax at 907-786-7733; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by mail at University of Alaska, Facilities and Land Management, 1815 Bragaw Street, Suite 101, Anchorage, Alaska, 99508-3438.