On March 20th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.