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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ what critics deride as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Roads to NowhereÃ¢â‚¬? - 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 Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Tim Bristol is the Director of the Alaska Program for Trout Unlimited, based in JuneauÃ¢â‚¬Â¦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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Roads To NowhereÃ¢â‚¬?, which do not appear to be a wise investment in Tax payer dollars (roll tape# 1 o.q.Ã¢â‚¬? .of the forestÃ¢â‚¬?)
ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.