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Timber audit highlights problems on two Tongass sales

by KFSK | February 2, 2021
“An internal audit by the U.S. Forest Service says the federal agency mismanaged two timber sales. The report blames pressure to meet timber harvest targets. The result was it cost taxpayers around $2 million, failed to outline planned restoration work and potentially violated ...

Lawsuit seeks release of Tongass timber sale audit

by KFSK | October 13, 2020
“A watchdog group hopes a lawsuit will shake loose more evidence of lost revenue from timber sales on the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. The borough government in Petersburg has also sought answers about what’s been done to fix problems with little response. Public ...

Regional Forester Expects Audit of Tongass Logging to Be Completed Soon

by KFSK | November 13, 2019
“The U.S. Forest Service’s top official in Alaska told an audience in Petersburg this month that his agency is close to finalizing an audit of the timber sale program. The watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility published those agency reviews in 2017 ...