30 Mar '15, 12pm

6,000 Acres of Old Growth Forests Slated for Logging, the Largest Sale in Decades via @ecowatch

6,000 Acres of Old Growth Forests Slated for Logging, the Largest Sale in Decades via @ecowatch

The Big Thorne sale would clearcut more than 6,000 acres of old-growth rainforest on Prince of Wales Island. Though the Forest Service estimates the sale would cost taxpayers $13 million, the economics of recent sales indicate taxpayer costs could eventually climb over $100 million. The Forest Service has been widely criticized for offering old-growth sales at an economic loss to American taxpayers and its Tongass timber program is currently under review by the federal General Accounting Office. Timber makes up less than 1 percent of economic activity in Southeast Alaska.

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/30/old-growth-logging-tongass/

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