Timber

Timber

New Southeast harvest contract
The state of Alaska signed a contract to sell timber to ALCAN Timber Inc. to do harvest- ing at a site at the northeast end of Gravina Island, near Ketchikan. The company will pay $2.1 million to the state for three years of harvest rights in the Vallenar Bay timber sale. The project involves about 16 million board feet of timber to be harvested from 481 acres of state and federal lands. A federal policy, the “Good Neighbor Authority” allows the U.S. Forest Service to join with neighboring land-owners, in this case the state, to hold timber sales. Wood to be harvested is a mix of old and young growth Sitka spruce, western hemlock, red alder, western red cedar and Alaska yellow cedar. Small Southeast sawmills need new supplies of wood to meet customers’ orders.

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