Plan looks at guided use in national forest

Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

KETCHIKAN - U.S. Forest Service staff are working on a plan that would establish allowable levels of guided recreation on 3.2 million of acres of national forest land.

Through a series of public meetings, Forest Service staff have developed a map of 28 recreation areas in the Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District. A public meeting to discuss the plan is scheduled for Thursday at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.

Lorelei Haukness, a wilderness and recreation specialist with the district, says the focus is on guided use of the areas, not unguided use. She says nearly all of the areas being looked at could accommodate more visitors.

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