The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
Alaska’s history shows it can overcome big challenges.
That’s just what maintaining a timber industry in the Tongass National Forest has become.
But, Southeast still talks timber, and the U.S. Forest Service’s announcement this week that the Big Thorne timber sale might be ready for bids by season’s end is action in the right direction.
The sale would involve 8,500 acres from Thorne Bay to Lake Luck on Prince of Wales Island.