Roundtable Votes to Move Land Exchange Deal Along

A group of stakeholders in the Tongass National Forest has voted to support a proposed land exchange in Southeast Alaska.

The Tongass Futures Rountable voted yesterday (Thursday) to support the land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. The deal involves nearly 39,000 acres of federal and Mental Health Trust lands.

As proposed, the exchange includes about 20,900 acres of federal land in the Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island area, and about 18,060 acres of Mental Health Trust tracts around Ketchikan, Meyers Chuck, Petersburg, Wrangell, Sitka and Juneau.

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