The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
The U.S. Forest Service has released an amended Tongass Land Management Plan, along with a draft record of decision and a final environmental impact statement.
Litigation often follows release of a Tongass plan; time will tell whether this is the case.
But, perhaps, instead of litigation, maybe it will be new law to affect the plan. Ketchikan-born Sen. Lisa Murkowski supports the timber industry — what remains of it — and will carry its torch in Congress.