Forest Service Chief: Agency Auditing Alaska Region Timber Program

From: KFSK

“The chief of the U.S. Forest Service has responded to the Petersburg borough that the federal agency is conducting an audit of the timber program on national forest land in the Alaska Region. Vicki Christiansen’s May 8th letter to borough mayor Mark Jensen apologizes for a delayed response. It also says the National Forest system’s acting deputy chief Christopher French on April 20, 2018 requested a formal audit of the Alaska Region’s timber program, including timber cruise and appraisals. Christiansen writes a team of auditors have “conducted a thorough review of timber sale documents and interview Agency personnel” and plans to report on findings.”

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