Central Tongass Project (CT)

Central Tongass LLA

The purpose of the Central Tongass Project (CT) is to improve forest ecosystem health on the Petersburg and Wrangell Ranger Districts, help support community resilience, and to use an integrated approach in meeting multiple resource objectives in order to provide economic development. The proposed action will be developed through extensive public involvement to meet the purpose and needs for the project, with activities occurring over the course of 10 to 15 years. Input from the tribes and the public will help determine the location and types of activities, and how extensively they will occur across the landscape.

The area for the CT Project encompasses all of the islands and North American mainland portions of the Petersburg and Wrangell Ranger Districts, including but not limited to Mitkof, Kupreanof, Kuiu, Wrangell, Zarembo and Etolin Islands. Public involvement for this project includes: public meetings in various communities, subsistence hearings, information posted in community areas, entries in local publications like the Petersburg Pilot and the Wrangell Sentinel, and contributions from local collaborative organization(s). This website will be the central source of information for all interested individuals and groups, and to keep the public up-to-date on the Forest Service’s planning progress.

The Tongass National Forest has transitioned to an electronic mailing system for all projects and planning efforts, including the CT Project. We will communicate project updates and announcements through this system and invite you to sign up by clicking here and submitting your email address. You may select other Tongass Projects that interest you as well by managing your subscriber preferences after you sign up.

For more information, contact Project Leader Carey Case at 907-772-3871 or ccase@fs.fed.us