New Alaska law to provide more timber to logging industry

    The new law allows the Department of Natural Resources to offer more large timber sales on state land, offsetting a decline in federal timber sales.

    A new state law aims to provide Alaska's logging industry with more timber.

    Governor Walker went to the Viking Lumber Mill in Klawock Tuesday to sign SB 32.

    The new law allows the Department of Natural Resources to offer more large timber sales on state land, offsetting a decline in federal timber sales.

    By designating sales to produce timber for biomass energy, the law lifts a cap on sales larger than 500,000 board feet unless certain conditions are met.

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