Alaska tribes oppose decision to allow timber sale

Three tribes in southeast Alaska are opposing the U.S. Forest Service's decision to allow a timber sale on Gravina Island.

The tribes say they weren't adequately consulted. They say the logging of about 38 million board feet of timber from 1,800 acres will hurt their subsistence lifestyle.

The timber sale was allowed after the Bush administration lifted a ban on logging in already roadless areas of national forests.

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