TONGASS TIMBER SALE SHORT ON TIMBER

From: KTOO Public Media

“Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, or PEER, based in Silver Spring, Maryland, has published Forest Service documents on its website detailing a review of timber sale contracts on the Tongass National Forest.
This spring, PEER highlighted a Forest Service review that found errors in procedures, oversight and contract enforcement.
Other documents from Regional Forester Beth Pendleton directed staff to fix an error in calculating the cost of hauling timber cut under the Big Thorne contract, but then rescinded that direction.”

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