Big Thorne timber sale not managed in accordance with U.S. Forest Service policy

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August 20, 2020 - Alaska, United States

The US Forest Service audited the Big Thorne Stewardship Contract timber sale that was made in 2014 on Prince of Wales Island in the Tongass National Forest and found various irregularities including overstatement of the cruised timber volume, and adjustments in calculations. The contract involved the harvest of 98 million board feet of Western Red Cedar, Sitka Spruce, Yellow Cedar, and Hemlock.

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