Friday, February 17, 2006

Prince of Wales deer planning subcommittee to meet

The USFS announced recently that the Unit 2 (Prince of Wales Island) planning subcommittee will meet in Craig on February 22 and 23. The committee will be addressing a number of issues related to subsistence management of deer, including a new young-growth forest strategy.

According to the FS, "the strategy includes the continued and expanded research and implementation of a comprehensive program on the Tongass National Forest to restore and rehabilitate young-growth forests in Unit 2 for the benefit of deer. The rehabilitation would target areas that would provide the greatest benefit by increasing the supply of deer in locations used extensively for hunting."

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