Big Thorne Project

The Tongass National Forest has issued its Record of Decision (ROD) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Big Thorne Project. The decision allows for the harvest of 148.9 million board feet from approximately 6,186 acres of old-growth and 2,299 acres of young-growth near Thorne Bay and Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island within the Thorne Bay Ranger District.

 The Forest Service believes the action could help stabilize the timber industry in Southeast Alaska as the Tongass makes a shift toward young growth timber harvests in the future.

The public is invited to any of the following scheduled meetings:

Thorne Bay, July 2, 7 p.m. at the Bay Chalet

Ketchikan, July 3, 6:30 p.m. at the Ketchikan Library

Coffman Cove, July 5, 7 p.m. at the Ferry Building

To access the Big Thorne EIS in its entirety, please click here.
To access the Big Thorne Stewardship Contract page, please click here.
To access the Big Thorne Project Draft Supplemental Information Report (SIR), please click here.

Big Thorne Project ROD Map

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