Tim Bristol talks about Tongass Forest by Mitch E. Perry05/08/06
Recently, the U.S. Forest Service used $1.5 million in taxpayer dollars to build roads for a logging company which only paid $180,000 for the trees it cut using that road.
And Since 1980, over one billion dollars of taxpayer money has been wasted on punching logging roads â€“ what critics deride as â€œRoads to Nowhereâ€? - into wild forests in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska
Next week a Congressional vote is expected to be held on cutting spending for road building in the Tongass â€¦â€¦ Tim Bristol is the Director of the Alaska Program for Trout Unlimited, based in Juneauâ€¦He also served as the Executive Director of the Alaska Coalition, worked as a grassroots organizer for the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and as the Alaska Representative for the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition.
WMNF spoke with him about these so called â€œRoads To Nowhereâ€?, which do not appear to be a wise investment in Tax payer dollars (roll tape# 1 o.q.â€? .of the forestâ€?)
Thatâ€™s Tim Bristol , director of the Alaska Program for Trout Unlimited, based in Juneau Alaska. He was speaking to WMNF about the Tongass National Forest, the largest intact temperate rainforest in the world.