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Start Date: 05/19/2017 End Date: 05/27/2017
State of Alaska The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry (DOF), gives formal notice per AS 38.05.945 that the Division proposes to adopt a site-specific Forest Land Use Plan (FLUP) under AS 38.05.112 and the administrative standards of AS 41.17.060 for the commercial timber sale: North Hollis Timber Sale (SSE-1346-K).
Department of Natural Resources
Division of Forestry
Southeast Area Office
Draft Forest Land
This timber sale is located on Prince of Wales Island, approximately one-mile north of the Inter-Island Ferry terminal, in Hollis Alaska. The legal description of the sale area within Sections 25, 26 and 35 of Township (T) 73 South, Range 84 East, Copper River Meridian. The sale area is found within the Craig C-2 Southwest and Craig B-2 Northwest USGS quadrangles. The main access for this sale area is through Alaska Highway System Klawock-Hollis Highway and the adjoining Aurora Drive Road.
The FLUP is intended to provide the best available information regarding the proposed timber harvest on 230 acres the management of other non-timber uses in compliance with AS 38.05.112 and AS 41.17.060, and must be adopted by the DOF before the proposed activity can occur. This FLUP does not determine whether or not to access and sell timber within the timber sale area, nor the method of sale. Those decisions have been made previously in the March 10, 2017 Best Interest Finding and are not appealable under this FLUP. The DOF expects to adopt the Forest Land Use Plan for the timber sale sometime after June 26, 2017.
The DOF also gives formal notice per AS 38.05.945 as required by 38.05.118(b) that it intends to negotiate with a purchaser using a request for proposal process for the purchase of the timber. The volume to be offered totals approximately 4,500 thousand board feet (MBF). The timber will be marketed to a list of local mills and interested parties maintained by the DOF Southeast Area Office.
The public is invited to comment on the FLUP. Comments should be mailed to the Alaska Division of Forestry, 2417 Tongass Avenue, Suite 213, Ketchikan, AK 99901. Comments must be received at the Division of Forestry office no later than June 26, 2017 , in order to be considered in the adopted FLUP. To be eligible to appeal the adopted FLUP a person must have provided written comment by June 26, 2017 .
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT COMMENTS CONTACT:
Alaska Division of
Contact: Greg Staunton
2417 Tongass Avenue, Suite 213
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 225-3070
Fax: (907) 247-3070
Copies of the FLUP are available for review at the division's Area Office, the division's web site along with the community libraries in Hollis, Craig and Ketchikan and at the State Online Public Notice System:
The State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities who may need auxiliary aids, services, or special modifications to participate in this review may contact the number above.
Publish: May 25, 31, 2017
Start Date: 05/25/2017 End Date: 05/31/2017