The future of logging really looks bleak

Letter to the editor

Posted: Wednesday, December 31, 2003

With the addition of 300,000 acres back into the timber base for the Tongass, I question how it can equate to more logging. Look around - the infrastructure for logging has disappeared. The logging camps like Rowan Bay have all been torn down, the machinery was sold for scrap, the roads are a mess from lack of maintenance and the labor force has been retrained. It will be difficult to reconstruct a viable timber economy in Southeast Alaska when you don't have many parts left. We on the outside will be watching your progress.

Terry Brock

Cambridge, Ill.





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