A citizens’ panel continues wrestling with the future of Southeast Alaska’s national forest.
The 15-member Tongass Advisory Committee resumes meeting Tuesday in Juneau.
Its agenda includes coming up with recommendations for speeding the transition from old-growth to second-growth logging at this meeting. But it has a longer mandate and members object to being rushed.
The Tongass Advisory Committee is made up of logging, environmental, tribal, business and government representatives.
They’ll hear information about the age, quality and numbers of younger trees that could be cut.
Members will also hear more testimony from members of the public concerned about the future of the forest.
The meeting runs from about 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 17-19, at the Extended Stay America Hotel near Juneau’s airport.