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GAO evaluation of Tongass National Forest

hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session ... April 29, 1997.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Alaska,
  • Tongass National Forest.
    • Subjects:
    • United States. General Accounting Office.,
    • Forest management -- Alaska -- Tongass National Forest.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesS. hrg. ;, 105-59
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF26 .E55 1997n
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 63 p. ;
      Number of Pages63
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL306376M
      ISBN 100160551692
      LC Control Number97215167
      OCLC/WorldCa37514319

      Region 10 contains only two national forests, the Chugach and the Tongass; however, they are the largest in the country. Electronic Library USDA Forest Service. Alaska Region. The Forests of Alaska, July 1, [PDF] USDA Forest Service. Tongass National Forest. Mendenhall Glacier, ca. [PDF] Hakala, D.R. Interpreting the Tongass National Forest via the Alaska. The Tongass National Forest / ˈ t ɒ ŋ ɡ ə s / in Southeast Alaska is the largest national forest in the United States at million acres (68, km 2).Most of its area is part of the temperate rain forest WWF ecoregion, itself part of the larger Pacific temperate rain forest WWF ecoregion, and is remote enough to be home to many species of endangered and rare flora and nates: 56°45′N °0′W / °N .

        Of the Tongass National Forest's approximately 17 million acres, the Prince of Wales Landscape Level Analysis project includes around million acres. "It's an Author: Grant Robinson. Book your tickets online for Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan: See reviews, articles, and photos of Tongass National Forest, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 36 attractions in Ketchikan.5/5().

        Between and , timber companies paid the Forest Service only 9 cents for every dollar the government spent preparing timber sales in the Tongass National Forest, according a report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). Building roads on the Tongass cost about $, per mile. TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST GHG Inventory Management Plan - 2 - Operational 7. GHG List The Tongass’ inventory accounts for carbon dioxide (CO 2), methane (CH 4), and nitrous oxide (N 2 O). Due to the cool climate in Alaska, only a very small number of regularly serviced air conditioning units are provided for computer server rooms during the summer.


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GAO evaluation of Tongass National Forest by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Download PDF EPUB FB2

What GAO Found The Forest Service has initiated some steps to assess whether its planned transition to young-growth harvest on the Tongass National Forest will support a viable timber industry in southeast Alaska—a goal the Department of Agriculture (USDA) established as part of the transition.

[3] GAO, Tongass National Forest: Forest Service's Actions Related to Its Planned Timber Program Transition, GAO, at 6(Washington, D.C.: Ap ). The Forest Service defines productive forest as forested areas that contain or can produce a minimum volume of timber per acre-specifically, either a volume of 8, board feet of standing timber or an annual per-acre production of 20 cubic.

GAO discussed the decisionmaking process being used by the Forest Service to revise the land management plan for the Tongass National Forest in southeastern noted that its work on the Forest Service's process for revising the Tongass forest plan showed that: (1) the Service originally planned to spend 3 years revising the plan; (2) at the end of 3 years, the agency had spent about.

Get this from a library. GAO GAO evaluation of Tongass National Forest book of Tongass National Forest: hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session Ap [United States.

Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.]. Page 14 GAO Tongass Timber Program. 25 The Forest Service manages national forests and 20 national grasslands for multiple uses, including timber, recreation, and watershed management and to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of these lands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

Tongass National Forest The Tongass National Forest is the largest of the national forests. It comprises 78 percent of the land base in southeast Alaska.2 Of its approximate million acres, about 10 million acres are forested.

Of the forested acres, the Forest Service classifies approximately million acres as being “productive. The Tongass LRMP is a revision of the previous Tongass LRMP which was approved in and amended in and The approved LRMP consists of the Record of Decision (ROD) and the Forest Plan, which is based on alternative 11 in the accompanying Final.

TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST Forest Service's Actions Related to Its Planned Timber Program Transition Why GAO Did This Study The Tongass National Forest, managed by the Forest Service within USDA, is located in southeast Alaska and is the nation’s largest national forest.

Since the early 20th century, the Tongass has had a timber program. Murkowski Chairman Committee on Energy and Natural Resources United States Senate The Honorable Don Young Chairman Committee on Resources House of Representatives Subject: Status of the Tongass National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan Under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act This is in response to your joint letter.

Tongass National Forest: annual monitoring and evaluation report, fiscal year by United States. Forest Service. Alaska Region; Tongass National Forest (Agency: U.S.). Tongass National Forest Annual Monitoring and Evaluation Report, Fiscal Year Author: United States.

Forest Service. Alaska Region: Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Alaska Region, Tongass National Forest: Original from: the University of Virginia: Digitized: Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan.

Congressional Review ACT: Application to the Tongass National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan: T-Ogc [U. Government Accountability Office (] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent agency that works for Congress.

The GAO watches over Congress. GAO evaluation of Tongass National Forest: hearing before the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress.

8 Publication of The Tongass: Alaska’s Vanishing Rain Forest in again brought national attention to the Tongass. The book’s author declared: “For most members of Congress, changes in current Tongass management will be a budget rather than environmental concern, but if that is what it takes to stop the destruction, so be it.

Welcome, everyone, to Southeast Alaska and the Tongass National Forest. In your view right now, and for hundreds of miles over the length of Alaska's Panhandle, are forest, snowfields and glacier, and waterway. Since the U.S.D.A. Forest Service has the responsibility for managing the resources over most of this vast land area, the State ofFile Size: 5MB.

Tongass National Forest: annual monitoring and evaluation report for fiscal year by United States. Forest Service. Alaska Region; Tongass National Forest (Agency: U.S.). Tongass National Forest: Timber Provision of the Alaska Lands ACT Needs Clarification: Rced (Paperback) - Common [Created by U S Government Accountability Office (G, Created by U S Government Accountability Office (] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Tongass National Forest: Timber Provision of the Alaska Lands ACT Needs Clarification: Rced. In the Forest Service announced a new direction for the Tongass National Forest.

Called the “Transition Framework,” the Forest Service proposed a “new path forward in the region that enhances economic opportunities to communities while conserving the Tongass National Forest.”. GAO: Tongass Plan Amendment is a Rule Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today welcomed the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) determination that the U.S.

Forest Service’s Amendment to the Tongass Land Management Plan (TLMP Amendment) is a “rule” and therefore subject to the Congressional Review Act (CRA). round The Tongass National Forest, located in southeast Alaska, is the nation's largest national forest with over million acres.

Under the jurisdic-tion of the Forest Service, the Tongass is managed for multiple uses such as timber production, outdoor recreation, fish and wildlife habitat, and wilderness.

Alaska Region. From “Guide to Your National Forests and Grasslands (PDF)”, The Alaska Region occupies the rugged, mountainous coast of the northeast Pacific Ocean. The maze of fjords and islands, streams and mountains characterizing the Region support a wide array of vegetation types ranging from vast wetlands to luxuriant temperate rainforests to magnificent alpine ecosystems.

Clearcutting the Tongass National Forest is dead wrong To avert the worst climate change impacts, old forests and their massive carbon reserves must be protected. Thomas E. Lovejoy Opinion Nov. Books. TV Listings. in an economic resource evaluation and not policy recommendations.

acres of suitable old-growth forest within the Tongass National Forest will not be available to.