TCS Raises Concerns With Massive Tongass Timber Project

Comments TCS Raises Concerns With Massive Tongass Timber ProjectPrince of Wales Timber Sales Could Lose Taxpayers Hundreds of Millions.

On Monday, Taxpayers for Common Sense submitted comments to the US Forest Service regarding its implementation of the Prince of Wales Landscape Level Analysis (POW-LLA) Project in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. Through the one project, the Forest Service intends to sell 650 million board feet of timber in the Tongass – more than it’s sold in the last 15 years combined. Because the Forest Service has a long track record of losing money through timber sales, the POW-LLA project could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. TCS raised these concerns and others about subsidized road construction and the agency’s transparency in the comments available below.