Tongass Advisory Committee

Final Recommendations Document

Tongass Advisory Committee Final Recommendations Document - posted 12/17/2015

This document details the Tongass Advisory Committee’s consensus on a comprehensive package of recommendations about how to transition the Forest’s timber management program from a focus on old growth to predominantly young growth management in a way that is economically viable for the existing industry, while recognizing and balancing the other unique and equally important resource values of the Tongass. The Committee finalized their recommendations during their December 2015 meeting in Ketchikan, with few substantive changes from the draft submitted in May 2015. (To see the changes made during the December TAC meeting, see the TAC recommendations with tracked changes, here.)

Tongass Advisory Committee Cover Letter to Secretary Vilsack, December 15, 2015: In this letter, the TAC presents its final recommendations and comments to Secretary Vilsack.

Tongass Advisory Committee Comments to the USFS, December 2, 2015: This document includes the TAC’s comments and suggested changes to the Tongass Proposed Land & Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement.


Quick Links

  1. Past Meetings
  2. Public Comments
  3. Work Groups
  4. Press Release and Articles


February 9, 2016

TAC Implementation Work Group Meeting Summary-January 21, 2016

December 4, 2015

Media Release | Tongass Advisory Committee Expresses Support for Proposed Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan

November 20, 2015

The Proposed Tongass National Forest Land & Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement documents are now available for public viewing. You can access the draft documents and maps on the Tongass National Forest website, here.

If you have any questions regarding the TAC website please contact Liz Duxbury (