Guide to Tongass Young Growth Timber



Sitka Conservation Society partnered with the Sitka High School Construction Tech program to explore and demonstrate ways that young-growth red alder and Sitka spruce from the Tongass can be used in building and woodworking. This guide book profiles many of these projects and shares practical insights about the quality and performance of local young-growth in a variety of applications. It also discusses basic challenges and opportunities surrounding the eventual U.S. Forest Service transition to young-growth timber harvest on the Tongass, which was announced in 2010.

(information composed by Adam Andis, SCS)


View the guidebook below, and check out the Sitka Conservation Society’s website for more information!