Lynn Canal Conservation is a grassroots conservation organization based in Haines, Alaska. The communities of the Chilkat Valley depend on a healthy environment to provide jobs, subsistence foods, recreation, and quality of life. LCC has a long-term commitment to the health of fish and wildlife populations and to regulations that promote clean water and stream protections for watersheds important to commercial, sport and subsistence salmon fisheries.
Action Alert: University of Alaska Timber Sale
On March 21st the University of Alaska released an alarmingly vague Public Notice that states the following:
The University of Alaska received a notification of interest from a bona fide purchaser and will be entering into a 10 - year negotiated sale to harvest timber on the University’s Haines Parcels. The Haines Parcels total approximately 13, 426 acres and are located within the Haines Borough.
Parties interested in commenting on this development and disposal plan must submit written comments to the University of Alaska through its Facilities and Land Management department by fax at (907) 786 - 7733, by email at email@example.com by no later than 5:00 P.M. on Thursday , April 19 , 2018 to be considered.
There are no details on the buyer or the actual scale of the sale. All that we know is that all of the University's holdings within the Haines Borough are being considered. LCC is actively trying to find more information on the sale and will keep our members updated.
Welcome LCC's first ever Executive Director!
Elsa Sebastian originally hails from a small fishing village on Prince of Wales Island, and has been drawn to Haines to help protect our wild salmon runs from multiple threats, including mine development, industrial scale clearcutting and ill-conceived highway projects in the Chilkat watershed. She’s a believer in the power of grassroots organizing and local ecological knowledge. Learn more about Elsa on our Staff & Board page.