Public meetings for the Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment

Contact(s): Susan Howle

KETCHIKAN, Alaska–Three open houses are planned in Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan, Alaska to share information with the public about the progress being made on the Proposed Forest Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, and to provide opportunity for the public to comment on the Draft Plan Monitoring Program.


Date and Time


Juneau, AK

January 26, 2015
5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

USDA Forest Service
Juneau Ranger District/Admiralty National Monument Conference Room
8510 Mendenhall Loop Road
Juneau, AK 99801

Sitka, AK

January 28, 2015
5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Harrigan Centennial Hall (Rousseau Room)
330 Harbor Drive

Sitka, AK 99835

Ketchikan, AK

February 2, 2015
5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
50 Main Street
Ketchikan, AK 99901

The Tongass National Forest is working to complete an amendment to the Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan (forest plan) by August 2016. The scope of the plan amendment is focused to accomplish a transition to young growth management and to make renewable energy development more permissive on the Tongass. The Tongass National Forest Draft Plan Monitoring Program is available for public review and located at

The public notice was delayed slightly but will be published in the Federal Register on Friday, Jan. 23.

For more information about the meeting, contact the Project Manager for the Forest Plan Amendment Susan Howle at 907-228-6340 or e-mail