KETCHIKAN - The U.S. Forest Service is collecting public comment on a proposed aerial tram in Ketchikan.
Costa Rica-based Rain Forest Aerial Trams has proposed a long-term federal lease to build a tram on Forest Service land on Fawn Mountain.
The company operates trams in Costa Rica and two other locations.
The company needs a special-use permit to operate its tram.
District Ranger Lynn Kolund said an environmental assessment would specify any conditions for the project.
The aerial tram would start on Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary property and travel to an observation tower near the summit of Fawn Mountain.
About 20 towers would be needed on Forest Service land.
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