Alaska's Last Large Timber Mill Considers Turning Off The Saws For Good
Viking Lumber cuts large trees like old-growth Sitka spruce and yellow cedar. It buys most of the trees from the federal government’s timber sales in the Tongass National Forest. But those sales could become a thing of the past, unless Congress steps in.
With the mill’s future undecided, the small town of Craig, Alaska, is contemplating a big change. Elizabeth Jenkins ( @MrsLizbethJ) from Alaska’s Energy Desk reports.
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